What is Electrolytic cell is used to convert?

In an electrolytic cell, electrical energy is converted to chemical energy.

Electrolytic cell

An electrolytic cell can be defined as an electrochemical device that uses electrical energy to facilitate a non-spontaneous redox reaction. The working principle of conduction by an electrolytic cell is illustrated by a cell in which electrolysis of molten NaCl is done between inert or Nobel electrodes which do not react with it. If the electrodes are non-reactive or inert, the concentration of the electrolyte decreases when the electric current is circulated due to electrolysis.

The three primary components of electrolytic cells are:

  • Cathode (which is negatively charged for electrolytic cells)
  • Anode (which is positively charged for electrolytic cells)
  • Electrolyte

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