Electrolytic Cells


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Which part of an electrolytic cell is the site of the oxidation reaction?

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1. How is a voltaic cell different from an electrolytic cell?

2. Which of these things are electrolytic cells used for?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to quickly assess your understanding of electrolytic cells or use it as a worksheet to review. You'll review how they work, different parts and why they are used today.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet were designed to help you test your knowledge and review:

  • The differences between a voltaic cell and an electrolytic cell
  • The parts of an electrolytic cell
  • The uses of an electrolytic cell
  • What happens in the electrolysis of water

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of electrolytic cells to answer questions about their parts and how they work
  • Distinguishing differences - ensure you are able to point out important differences in voltaic cells and electrolytic cells
  • Information recall - check your understanding of how electrolytic cells are used today

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about this topic, see the provided lesson, Electrolytic Cells. The lesson offers a more comprehensive overview of:

  • Why electrolytic cells are important today
  • The parts of the electrolytic cell and they work together
  • How electrolysis works
  • Comparing electrolytic cells to voltaic cells