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dc.contributor.author Jensen, William B.
dc.coverage.spatial Cincinnati (Ohio)
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-30T14:46:37Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-30T14:46:37Z
dc.date.created 2015-09-30
dc.date.issued 2015-09-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2374.UC/745360
dc.description The physical makeup of an electrolysis cell is virtually identical to that of the voltaic cell discussed in Booklet 8 of this series. Like the voltaic cell, it generally consists of two solid electrodes (called the cathode and anode) in contact with a suitable ionically conducting liquid or electrolyte and, in more elaborate cells, the cathode and anode may also be separated by a porous membrane or spacer. But if the physical construction is virtually identical, the chemistry is not. In a voltaic cell thermodynamically favorable chemical reactions are used to generate electrical energy, whereas in an electrolysis cell thermodynamically unfavorable chemical reactions are induced by means of an external source of electrical energy in the form of either a battery or a direct current (DC) electrical generator. en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Oesper Collections in the History of Chemistry
dc.relation.ispartofseries Oesper Museum Booklets on the History of Chemical Apparatus
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/ *
dc.subject.lcsh Chemistry--History en_US
dc.title Electrolysis cells en_US
dc.title.alternative Oesper Museum Booklets on the History of Chemical Apparatus, No. 9, 2015
dc.type Pamphlet
dc.publisher.digital University of Cincinnati. Oesper Collections in the History of Chemistry
dc.publisher.OLinstitution University of Cincinnati en_US
dc.extent 50 pages en_US


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