Galvanic Cells

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Arjun Sharma 1D
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Galvanic Cells

Postby Arjun Sharma 1D » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:07 pm

How do the electrons get transferred from anode to the cathode? I understand that there's a wire involved, but do the electrons just kind of shoot through the wire?

Clara Rehmann 1K
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Re: Galvanic Cells

Postby Clara Rehmann 1K » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:54 pm

This video helped me understand it a bit better - basically, electric current causes the "free" electrons to move from atom to atom of the conducting material.

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Re: Galvanic Cells

Postby mayapartha_1D » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:23 pm

Because there are different charges in the cathode and anode, the electrons will naturally move through the conducive wire to the cathode side!

Hope this helped.

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