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75. An electrochemical cell that produces a current from an oxidation-reduction reaction is often called a(n) _____

cell.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The corresponding term to the given blank is to be stated.

An electrochemical cell that produces a current from an oxidation-reduction reaction is often called a _____

Concept Introduction:

Oxidation involves the loss of an electron by an atom or an ion. Reduction involves the gain of an electron by an atom or an ion.

An oxidizing agent accepts the electrons from other substances while a reducing agent loses the electrons to other substances.

Explanation

Galvanic cell is an electrochemical cell consists of two half-cells. Each half cell contains a metal and its salt solution. The salt solution is composed of an anion and a cation.

Anode and cathode electrodes are present in galvanic cell. Oxidation occurs at anode while reduction occurs at cathode...

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