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Asked by  | 21st Sep, 2009, 01:39: PM

Expert Answer:

The chemical reactions are - oxidation at anode and reduction at cathode.

Inside the cell the anode is the electrode where chemical oxidation occurs, as it accepts electrons from the electrolyte. The cathode is defined as the electrode where chemical reduction occurs, as it donates electrons to the electrolyte.

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Answered by  | 6th Oct, 2009, 10:20: PM

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