Electrolytic Cells

Difference between galvanic and electrolytic cells

Everything we discussed so far was about Galvanic cells which generate electric current because of spontaneous redox reactions. Galvanic cells, therefore, are characterized by positive cell potential (E) and negative free energy (ΔG). The classic example for illustrating the principle … Read more

Galvanic Cells

Galvanic Cell-principle mechanism anode cathode

Galvanic cells are a type of electrochemical cell (also called voltaic cells and commonly known as batteries) where a spontaneous redox reaction generates an electric current. Another type of electrochemical cell is the electrolytic cell where, opposite to the galvanic … Read more