electrolytic cell


electrolytic cell
An electrochemical cellA system containing an oxidation-reduction reaction in which oxidation and reduction reactions are physically separated and the transferred electrons pass through an electrical circuit. Voltaic (galvanic) cells produce and electic current; electrolyic cells use electric current to force a reaction to occur. used to drive a reaction that would otherwise be non-spontaneousCapable of proceeding without an outside source of energy; refers to a reaction in which the products are thermodynamically favored (product-favored reaction). (reactantA substance consumed by a chemical reaction.-favored).