difference between galvanic and voltaic

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marcus lin 1E
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difference between galvanic and voltaic

Postby marcus lin 1E » Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:43 pm

What's the difference between a galvanic cell and a voltaic cell?

Sierra Cheslick 2B
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Re: difference between galvanic and voltaic

Postby Sierra Cheslick 2B » Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:44 pm

They are the same thing, just with two different names.

Lauren Ho 2E
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Re: difference between galvanic and voltaic

Postby Lauren Ho 2E » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:39 pm

They are the same, but referred to with two different named because they are named after Luigi Galvani and Alessandro Volta.

Rimsha Hussaini 1A
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Re: difference between galvanic and voltaic

Postby Rimsha Hussaini 1A » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:41 pm

A voltaic cell refers to a galvanic cell and vice versa. A voltaic, aka a galvanic, cell is an electrochemical cell that derives electrical energy from the redox reactions within the cell.

Sean Reyes 1J
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Re: difference between galvanic and voltaic

Postby Sean Reyes 1J » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:37 pm

A Galvanic cell and a voltaic cell are the same thing. There are other cells, though, such as an electrolytic cell.
A Galvanic/voltaic cell converts chemical energy into electrical energy. An electrolytic cell uses electrical energy to drive a non-spontaneous reaction i.e. converts electrical energy into chemical energy.


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