Half-Cell Definition

Glossary Definition of Half-Cell

Half-Cell Definition:

A half-cell is half of an electrolytic or voltaic cell, where either oxidation or reduction occurs. The half-cell reaction at the anode is oxidation, while the half-cell reaction at the cathode is reduction.

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