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Flow of electrons

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:55 pm
by Mya Majewski 1L
Do electrons always flow from anode to cathode?

Re: Flow of electrons

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:01 pm
by ThomasLai1D
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.

Re: Flow of electrons

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:08 pm
by A De Castro 14B 2H
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.

Re: Flow of electrons

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:43 pm
by Venya Vaddi 1L
Electrons always flow from the anode (where oxidation takes place) to the cathode (where reduction takes place) in both galvanic and voltaic cells.

Re: Flow of electrons

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:56 pm
by Mya Majewski 1L
do electrons also flow from anode to cathode in electrolytic cells?