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on video How a Battery Works⚡ Galvanic Cell ⚡ REDOX Reaction

 

Chemistry is the driving force behind the magic of batteries. A battery is a package of one or more galvanic cells used for the production and storage of electric energy by chemical means. A galvanic cell consists of at least two half cells, a reduction cell and an oxidation cell. Chemical reactions in the two half cells provide the energy for the galvanic cell operations.

Each half cell consists of an electrode and an electrolyte solution. Usually the solution contains ions derived from the electrode by oxidation or reduction reaction.

A galvanic cell is also called a voltaic cell. The spontaneous reactions in it provide the electric energy or current.

Two half cells can be put together to form an electrolytic cell, which is used for electrolysis. In this case, electric energy is used to force nonspontaneous chemical reactions.

Oxidation Reduction Reactions
Many definitions can be given to oxidation and reduction reactions. In terms of electrochemistry, the following definition is most appropriate, because it lets us see how the electrons perform their roles in the chemistry of batteries.





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