What is an Electrochemical Cell? - Structure & Uses


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An electrolytic cell operates by:

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1. The anode of an electrochemical cell is the place where:

2. When electrochemical cells are connected in series in a battery:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These questions help you make sure you understand electrochemical cells. See if you can explain how the chemistry behind these cells works.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this assessment to review your knowledge of:

  • The purpose of the anode
  • How the salt bridge is used in a galvanic cell
  • The effects of running electrochemical cells in series in a battery

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as why the electromotive force of a voltaic cell is not the same as the terminal potential difference
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the chemistry behind electrochemical cells in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how an electrochemical cell operates

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this chemistry topic, view the lesson titled What is an Electrochemical Cell? - Structure & Uses. This lesson teaches you about:

  • The purpose of the conducting liquid in an electrolytic cell
  • Other names for galvanic cells
  • The benefits of connecting cells in parallel