Saturday, 26 February 2011

Difference between Electrochemical Cell and Electrolytic Cells.

Electrochemical Cell Electrolytic Cell
It converts chemical energy into electrical energy.It converts electrical energy into chemical energy.
It is based upon the redox reactions which are spontaneous.The redox reactions are non-spontaneous and take place only when energy is supplied.
The chemical changes occurring in the two beakers are different.Only one chemical compound undergoes decomposition.
Anode (-ve) - Oxidation takes place.Anode (+ve) - Oxidation takes place.
Cathode (+ve) - Reduction takes place.Cathode (-ve) - Reduction takes place.

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    1. A major mistake. Replace the word electrochemical by voltaic. Electrolytic and voltaic cell fall under the group electrochemical cell

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  2. Thank you for the concise version
    Pretty blog ! Its very vibrant

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  4. I had this confusion from a long time. It helped me a lot. Thank you so much.

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  5. thank that is very good job ...............

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  6. This has helped me a lot. Thank you for putting the information up in a very concise and precise form. It is easily comprehensible. You have done a great job!

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  7. This has helped me a lot. Thank you for putting the information up in a very concise and precise form. It is easily comprehensible. You have done a great job!

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  8. But i read from a textbook, which stated that electrolytic cell is one of type of electrochemical cell...like electrochemical cell is the parent...and Galvanic cell & Electrolytic cell are the children...i'm confused...what do u say??

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    1. Yes u are correct. electrochemical cells lable should be replaced by galvanic cells.

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    2. Electrolytic cell is also a electrochemical cell. With non spontaneity and forced flow of e-

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    3. no its correct ur wrong frnd

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  9. Simple and Explicit...Thanks!

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  11. Please tell me about these different signs of anode in different cell??

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