A voltaic cell consists of a strip of cadmium metal in asolution of Cd1NO322 in one beaker, and in the other beaker a platinum electrode is immersed in a NaCl solution,with Cl2 gas bubbled around the electrode. A salt bridgeconnects the two beakers. (a) Which electrode serves asthe anode, and which as the cathode? (b) Does the Cdelectrode gain or lose mass as the cell reaction proceeds?(c) Write the equation for the overall cell reaction. (d) Whatis the emf generated by the cell under standard conditions?

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A voltaic cell consists of a strip of cadmium metal in a
solution of Cd1NO322 in one beaker, and in the other beaker a platinum electrode is immersed in a NaCl solution,
with Cl2 gas bubbled around the electrode. A salt bridge
connects the two beakers. (a) Which electrode serves as
the anode, and which as the cathode? (b) Does the Cd
electrode gain or lose mass as the cell reaction proceeds?
(c) Write the equation for the overall cell reaction. (d) What
is the emf generated by the cell under standard conditions?

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