## electrolysis

$E_{cell} = E_{cell}^{\circ}-\frac{RT}{nF}\ln Q$

LG2019
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### electrolysis

I'm having trouble understanding what electrolysis is. Can someone please explain the significance of this process?

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### Re: electrolysis

Electrolysis occurs in an electrolytic cell. During this process, electrical energy is converted into chemical energy. This means that electricity would be supplied to facilitate a non-spontaneous reaction.
Electrolysis is generally used to plate certain metals, which is where gold-plated jewelry comes from. Hope this helps!

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### Re: electrolysis

How is an electrolytic cell different from a galvanic cell?

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### Re: electrolysis

The main difference between an electrolytic cell and a Galvanic cell is the direction in which energy is converted. For example, the electrolytic cell converts electrical to chemical energy, whereas a Galvanic cell converts chemical to electrical energy

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### Re: electrolysis

ugh ur mind

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