Electrolytes

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Lisa Tang 1C
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Electrolytes

Postby Lisa Tang 1C » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:54 am

In a galvanic cell, what exactly constitutes an electrolyte? Is it the solution the electrodes are in?

Jeremiah Samaniego 2C
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Re: Electrolytes

Postby Jeremiah Samaniego 2C » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:09 pm

I believe the electrolyte is both the solutions with which the electrodes are in, as well as the solution that makes up the salt bridge in a galvanic cell. By definition, an electrolyte is something that can behave as an ionically conducting medium.


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