Galvanic Cells

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Emily Ng_4C
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Galvanic Cells

Postby Emily Ng_4C » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:30 pm

Why do electrons flow from the anode to the cathode?

Gary Qiao 1D
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Re: Galvanic Cells

Postby Gary Qiao 1D » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:36 pm

The electrons from the anode are negatively charged, meaning that they want to flow towards the positive charge, which is at the cathode

Tarika Gujral 1K
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Re: Galvanic Cells

Postby Tarika Gujral 1K » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:04 pm

Reduction occurs at the cathode. For reduction to occur, electrons must be present at the cathode for the reaction to “pick up” electrons.

Oxidation occurs at the anode. Oxidation thus releases electrons at the anode, which are then transported to cathode.

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