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Introduction to Galvanic Cells

What are Galvanic Cells?

This post will be an introduction to galvanic cells for QCE Chemistry.

3.2.3 – Galvanic Cells

  • Understand that galvanic cells, including fuel cells, generate an electrical
    the potential difference from a spontaneous redox reaction which can be
    represented as cell diagrams including anode and cathode half-equations
  • Recognise that oxidation occurs at the negative electrode (anode) and
    reduction occurs at the positive electrode (cathode) and explain how two half-cells can be connected by a salt bridge to create a voltaic cell (examples of
    half-cells are Mg, Zn, Fe and Cu and their solutions of ions)

 

How Galvanic Cells Work?

This video goes through the workings of a galvanic cell.

 

An example of a galvanic cell is a fuel cell.

 

This video is another explanation on galvanic cells that students may find useful.

 

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