1A cell in which electrolysis occurs, consisting of an electrolyte through which current from an external source is passed, by a system of electrodes, in order to produce an electrochemical reaction.
- ‘Another important use of electrolytic cells is in the electroplating of silver, gold, chromium and nickel.’
- ‘Electrorefining works by running a current through an electrolyte solution via an electrolytic cell.’
- ‘In an electrolytic cell, the power source pumps electrons into the electrode to which it is attached; that electrode is the cathode.’
- ‘If the new electrolytic cells are successful and replace the old cells and their consumable carbon anodes, the benefits to the aluminum industry and the environment will be tremendous.’
- ‘But because electrons must be supplied to the cathode by an external power source to drive this process, the cathode in an electrolytic cell has a negative charge.’
- ‘I'll never forget our drawings of electrolytic cells.’
2A cell consisting of an electrolyte, its container, and two electrodes, in which the electrochemical reaction between the electrodes and the electrolyte produces an electric current.
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