IT IS SAID THAT OXIDATION HAPPENS AT ANODE SO IT MUST BE POSITIVELY CHARGED.BUT IN SOME CASES I AM HEARING THAT IT IS NEGATIVELY CHARGED AS WELL AS POSITIVELY CHARGED.WHY IS IT SO?PLEASE BE DESCRIPTIVE ABOUT THE CHARGE ON ANODE

Asked by vishnuraj | 16th May, 2012, 07:22: AM

Expert Answer:

In a discharging battery or galvanic cell (diagram at right) the anode is the negative terminal since that is where the current flows into the device.
 
In a recharging battery, or an electrolytic cell, the anode is the positive terminal, which receives current from an external generator. 

Answered by  | 16th May, 2012, 09:06: AM

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