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Galvanic vs. Voltaic

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:17 pm
by Emma Li 2C
What's the difference between a galvanic and voltaic cell?

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Re: Galvanic vs. Voltaic

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:21 pm
by Emma Li 2C
Sorry! Is there also a name for the cell that uses the electron current to drive a non-spontaneous reaction?

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Re: Galvanic vs. Voltaic

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:21 pm
by Sabah Islam 1G
Galvanic cell and voltaic cells are the same thing, just different names of the same electrochemical cell.

Re: Galvanic vs. Voltaic

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:21 pm
by Kevin Ru 1D
The two actually refer to the same type of electrochemical cell. That is that they both convert chemical energy into electrical energy. Hope that helps!

Re: Galvanic vs. Voltaic

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:23 pm
by Sabah Islam 1G
The cell that uses the electron current to drive a non-spontaneous reaction is called an electrolytic cell. This is the cell in which electrical energy is converted into chemical energy, while in galvanic cells, chemical energy is converted into electrical energy (spontaneous).

Re: Galvanic vs. Voltaic

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:13 am
by Jessica_Singh_1J
Galvanic cells are also known as voltaic cells; they are electrochemical cells that in which a spontaneous chemical reaction is used to generate an electric current.