What is the difference between anode and cathode of a dry cell and any electrochemical refining cell?

Asked by PRAJAY RAIKAR | 7th Jun, 2013, 03:46: PM

Expert Answer:

a) In the dry cell - anode is the oxidation electrode where electrons are lost by Zn.
 
b)      Electrolytic cell                                          Voltaic  / Galvanic cell.
 
     Anode         Cathode                                    Anode       Cathode
    ++                  -                                             -              ++
 oxidation        reduction                                    Oxidation      Reduction

Answered by  | 10th Jun, 2013, 05:03: PM

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