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Flashcards in Electrochemical reactions Deck (10)
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Galvanic cell

Cell is which chemical energy is converted to electrical energy

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Electrolytic cell

Cell in which electrical energy is converted to chemical energy

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Oxidation

Loss of electrons (increase in oxidation number)

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Reduction

Gain in electrons (decrease in oxidation number)

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Oxidising agent

Substance that is reduced

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Reducing agent

Substance that is oxidised

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Anode

electrode where oxidation takes place

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Cathode

electrode where reduction takes place

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Electrolyte

Substance of which the aqueous solution contains ions/ substance that dissolves in water to give a solution that conducts electricity

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Electrolysis

Chemical process in which electrical energy is converted to chemical energy/ the use of electrical energy to produce chemical change