Electrochemical Cell

A device that uses a redox reaction to produce electricity, or a device that uses electricity to drive a redox reaction in the desired direction.

One or more cells constitute a battery.

Cell Reaction

The overall chemical reaction occurring in the electrochemical cell. It is the sum of the two electrode reactions.


See also: Battery, Capacitive Current, Cell Voltage, Coulometry, Faradic Current, Galvanostat, Three Electrode Cell, Two Electrode Cell, Voltaic Pile.

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Subjects: Electrochemistry