What are the properties of an electrolytic cell?

Properties of the electrolytic cell

  • An electrolytic cell converts electrical energy into chemical energy.
  • The redox reaction is not spontaneous and electrical energy has to be supplied to initiate the reaction.
  • Both the electrodes are placed in the same container in the solution of molten electrolyte
  • Here, the anode is positive and the cathode is the negative electrode. The reaction at the anode is oxidation and that at the cathode is reduction.
  • The external battery supplies the electrons. They enter through the cathode and come out through the anode.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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