Definition of electrolytic cell in English:

electrolytic cell

Syllabification: e·lec·tro·lyt·ic cell
Pronunciation: /iˌlektəˈlitik ˈsel
 
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noun

  • 1A cell in which electrolysis occurs, consisting of an electrolyte through which current from an external source is passed, by a system of electrodes, in order to produce an electrochemical reaction.
    More example sentences
    • In an electrolytic cell, the power source pumps electrons into the electrode to which it is attached; that electrode is the cathode.
    • But because electrons must be supplied to the cathode by an external power source to drive this process, the cathode in an electrolytic cell has a negative charge.
    • If the new electrolytic cells are successful and replace the old cells and their consumable carbon anodes, the benefits to the aluminum industry and the environment will be tremendous.
  • 2A cell consisting of an electrolyte, its container, and two electrodes, in which the electrochemical reaction between the electrodes and the electrolyte produces an electric current.

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