Electrolytic Cells


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Bilal Pandit 1J
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Electrolytic Cells

Postby Bilal Pandit 1J » Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:49 pm

How can you control which way the voltage flows in an electrolytic cell? like why would it just not go in reverse?

Long Luong 2H
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Re: Electrolytic Cells

Postby Long Luong 2H » Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:06 pm

By using an external power source, you can drive a non-spontaneous redox reaction forward.

ELu 1J
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Re: Electrolytic Cells

Postby ELu 1J » Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:30 pm

I believe because of the positive electric potential and also the salt bridge.

AKatukota
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Re: Electrolytic Cells

Postby AKatukota » Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:14 pm

I believe in an electrolytic cell, a process called electrolysis takes place. The anode in this case is labeled + and the cathode -. Unlike a galvanic cell, a current must be supplied by an external electrical power source. This is how you would drive a process in a non spontaneous direction.


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