Electrolytes in Galvanic Cells

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Electrolytes in Galvanic Cells

Postby Ridhi Ravichandran 1E » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:17 am

Why do we need the electrolytes in a galvanic cell? For example, there will be a copper electrode immersed in a CuSO4 solution, and a zinc electrode immersed in a ZnSO4 solution. Why is it necessary to have these solutions?

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Re: Electrolytes in Galvanic Cells

Postby RyanS2J » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:45 am

In a Galvanic cell, electrons flow from anode to cathode. The ions (such as SO4 2- in this case) are simply present to complete the electric circuit.

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