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Galvanic vs Electrolytic cells (Chemistry)

Education Community Physical Sciences Grade 11 & 12 Physical Sciences Galvanic vs Electrolytic cells (Chemistry)

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    Nkosinathi Mqedlana
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    What is the main difference between these two, if asked (for about two marks)?

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    Yaaseen Mahomed
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      Galvanic: converts chemical energy to electrical energy (spontaneous reactions –> positive Eo cell value).

       

      Electrolytic: converts electrical energy to chemical energy (non-spontaneous reactions –> negative Eo cell value).

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