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    4e- +2H2O(l)+O2 (g)=4OH-(aq)

    ||O2 |H2O,OH- |Pt

    this was on chemguide, why is there a comma next to water and hydroxide, becasue they have different states?
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    4e- +2H2O(l)+O2 (g)=4OH-(aq)

    ||O2 |H2O,OH- |Pt

    this was on chemguide, why is there a comma next to water and hydroxide, becasue they have different states?
    They are different species in the same phase.
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    They are different species in the same phase.
    Isn’t water liquid and hydroxide aqueous?? That’s what the state signs say in the equation??
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    You do realise that they are the same state right? Aqueous just means it's in water, so it's not just hydroxide liquid, it's hydroxide in water
 
 
 

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