Electrode (2)

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A conducting part that is contained in an electrochemical cell to create a potential difference with the electrolyte and provide the electrical connection between the electrolyte and an external circuit.

Note: 1 The two different electrodes in a cell provide the e.m.f. of the cell across them.

Note: 2 The terms anode and cathode refer respectively to the positive and negative electrodes.

Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)


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