Electromotive force

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Jorja De Jesus 2C
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Electromotive force

Postby Jorja De Jesus 2C » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:11 pm

Does the electromotive force only include electron flow that goes from left to right (in galvanic cells)? Or is it any direction?

Jacey Yang 1F
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Re: Electromotive force

Postby Jacey Yang 1F » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:19 pm

Electron flow can go in any direction.

Hope Hyland 2D
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Re: Electromotive force

Postby Hope Hyland 2D » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:23 pm

Also, what is the significance of electromotive force? I don't remember what Dr. Lavelle said about it in lecture.

Charisse Vu 1H
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Re: Electromotive force

Postby Charisse Vu 1H » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:24 pm

Electromotive force is simply the potential difference between two cells. Electron flow can go in any direction, depending on which side has the cathode/anode. But, it is typically calculated cathode-anode (right minus left).

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