Chemical cell (2)
Consider the following set-up:
Electrolyte: Potassium nitrate
Will potassium metal be formed on the surface of Cu electrode? (i.e. Will potassium ions accept electrons from Cu electrode?)
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
No. Instead, H+ ions(because solution, 有H2O, 佢會ioniae to form OH- and H+ ) will accept the electrons from Cu electrode (reduced) to form H2.
Since H+ ions has a higher oxidizing power than that of the K+ ions(睇番ECS)Source(s): myself
- 老爺子Lv 71 decade ago
To Tai Po (001):
(1) This is not Organic Chemistry.
(2) I wonder why you answered the question, when you were sure that you didn't know the answer.
- 1 decade ago
I'm really not quite sure, out of my knowledge in Organic Chem long time
ago, I can say I'm not sure: Potassium is metallic and gives positive ions
while the Cu is also on the positive anode. I don't think both positive ions will attract to form any deposit.Source(s): Organic Chemistry