Galvanic Cell

  1. A cell in which chemical change is the source of electrical energy; it usually consists of two dissimilar conductors in contact with each other and with an electrolyte, or of two similar conductors in contact with each other and with dissimilar electrolytes.

  2. A cell or system in which a spontaneous oxidation-reduction reaction occurs, the resulting flow of electrons being conducted in an external part of the circuit.

See also: Battery, Thermogalvanic Cell.

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Subjects: Chemistry Physics