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galvanic vs electrolytic

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:42 pm
by Hyein Cha 2I
So what exactly is the difference between galvanic cell and electrolytic cell?

Re: galvanic vs electrolytic

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:49 pm
by Anna Li 2E
According to the textbook a galvanic cell is used to produce electricity while an electrolytic cell uses an electrical current to cause a chemical change however they both are electrochemical cells which is defined as “a system consisting of two electrodes in contact with an electrolyte.”

Re: galvanic vs electrolytic

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:49 pm
by Naomi Jennings 2H
An electrolytic cell is a cell where an electric current drives a nonspontaneous reaction. A galvanic cell is an electrochemical cell where a spontaneous reaction is used to create an electric current.

Re: galvanic vs electrolytic

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:50 pm
by Naomi Jennings 2H
Oops sorry didn't see someone else commented.

Re: galvanic vs electrolytic

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:50 pm
by Kayla Danesh 1F
A galvanic cell converts chemical energy into electrical energy; an electrolytic cell drives a non-spontaneous redox reaction through the application of electrical energy.