Flow of electrons

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Mya Majewski 1L
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Flow of electrons

Postby Mya Majewski 1L » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:55 pm

Do electrons always flow from anode to cathode?

ThomasLai1D
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Re: Flow of electrons

Postby ThomasLai1D » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:01 pm

Yes, however Dr. Lavelle mentioned the process of charging a battery, which in response to an external electric current, the electrons flow in the reverse, towards the anode.

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Re: Flow of electrons

Postby A De Castro 14B 2H » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:08 pm

If by anode, you mean the electrode where oxidation occurs, and by cathode, you mean the electrode where the reduction takes place, then yes, electrons always flow from anode to cathode. This can be confusing depending on the cell (voltaic or electrolytic) in which the reaction takes place.

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Re: Flow of electrons

Postby Venya Vaddi 1L » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:43 pm

Electrons always flow from the anode (where oxidation takes place) to the cathode (where reduction takes place) in both galvanic and voltaic cells.

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Re: Flow of electrons

Postby Mya Majewski 1L » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:56 pm

do electrons also flow from anode to cathode in electrolytic cells?


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