Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 032191029X
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-029-5

Chapter 16 - Oxidation and Reduction - Exercises - Questions: 25

Answer

The salt bridge enables ions to flow between the two halves of the voltaic cell.

Work Step by Step

The salt bridge completes the electric circuit, allowing ions to flow between the halves. This allows ions of opposite charge to flow to the electrodes in order to neutralize the charge balance.
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