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Galvanic Cells and Half Cells

How Can We Apply Metal Reactivity?

This post will introduce the concept of galvanic cells and half-equations for Prelim Chemistry.

Topic: Predicting Reactions of Metals

  • Conduct investigations to measure and compare the reduction potential of galvanic half-cell
  • Construct relevant half-equations and balanced overall equations to represent a range of redox reactions


Galvanic Cells

Galvanic cells apply the ability of metals to perform redox reactions to form a cell that can produce electrical energy. This video provides a good introduction to galvanic cells.


This video offers an animated video os a copper-zinc battery.