Chem Final
galvanic cell

a device that converts

the energy released in a spontaneous chemical reaction into electrical energy

electrolytic cell

 

Device in which electrical energy is converted to chemical energy (opposite of galvanic)

Battery

 device consisting of one or more cells that can produce a direct current

by converting chemical energy to electrical energy

Half-reaction

 type of chemical equation

shows the

that shows the electrons either lost or gained.

oxidation half-reaction
shows the reactant that loses electrons
reduction half-reaction
shows reactant that gains electrons
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