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. What type of reaction takes place at the cathode in a galvanic cell? At the anode?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The type of reactions that takes place at the cathode and anode in a galvanic cell should be determined.

Concept Introduction:

  • The loss of electrons results in oxidation whereas addition of electrons results in reduction.
  • A galvanic cell is an electrochemical cell, which is powered by an oxidation-reduction reaction. In this cell, the oxidizing and reducing agents are separated so that electrons flow through a wire.
Explanation

A galvanic cell is an electrochemical cell, which is powered by an oxidation-reduction reaction. In this cell, the oxidizing and reducing agents are separated so that electrons can flow through a wire. The oxidizing agent gains electrons and results in being reduced. The electrode where reduction takes place is said to be cathode whereas the reducing agent loses electrons and results in being oxidized. The electrode where oxidation takes place is said to be anode.

For example: Daniel cell:

Zn(s) loses electrons to Zn2+(aq)

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