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In class, we make a wet cell consisting of a zinc electrode and a copper electrode immersed in a beaker of copper sulfate (Both electrodes are in the same solution).A light bulb is connected between the two electrodes in order to detect a current. Although I am aware of most of the chemistry going on in the cell, there are gaps, especially as to what is happening at the copper electrode. Can you enlighten me and explain as much of the chemistry going on in the cell as you can? Please include electron movement, ion movement, and complete chemical reactions if possible. Thanks, John Z.
Re: Chemistry of a wet cell
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