Electrolysis – Electrolytic cell – Electrodes


Electrolysis involves dissociation (lysis) of an electrolyte by using a direct electric current.  In this process, electrical energy is used to carryout a non-spontaneous redox chemical reaction.

The setup used to serve this purpose is known as electrolytic cell.


What is an electrolytic cell?

An electrolytic cell is used to perform electrolysis. It is provided with two electrodes, which are connected to different ends of the DC electric source. The electrode connected to the positive end is referred to as anode and that which is connected to the negative end is referred to as cathode.




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