Electrolytic Cell Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Electrolytic Cell

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Electrolytic Cell Definition." ThoughtCo, Feb. 7, 2017, thoughtco.com/definition-of-electrolytic-cell-604444. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, February 7). Electrolytic Cell Definition. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-electrolytic-cell-604444 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Electrolytic Cell Definition." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-electrolytic-cell-604444 (accessed September 21, 2017).
Nineteenth century electrolytic cell for producing oxyhydrogen
Nineteenth century electrolytic cell for producing oxyhydrogen. Henry M Paine/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

Electrolytic Cell Definition:​

A type of chemical cell in which the flow of electric energy from an external source causes a redox reaction to occur.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Electrolytic Cell Definition." ThoughtCo, Feb. 7, 2017, thoughtco.com/definition-of-electrolytic-cell-604444. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, February 7). Electrolytic Cell Definition. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-electrolytic-cell-604444 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Electrolytic Cell Definition." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-electrolytic-cell-604444 (accessed September 21, 2017).