What is the difference between electrochemical cell and electrolytic cell ?


An electrochemical cell is a device that can generate electrical energy from the chemical reactions occurring in it. These devices are capable of converting chemical energy into electrical energy, or vice versa. A common example of an electrochemical cell is a standard 1.5-volt cell which is used to power many electrical appliances such as TV remotes and clocks. the main types of electrochemical cells are Electrolytic cells and Galvanic cells (Voltaic cells).

The difference between electrochemical cell and electrolytic cell are explaned below.

Electrochemical cell Ectrolytic cell
Electrochemical cells convert chemical energy into electrical energy or vice versa. Electrolytic cell is a type of electrochemical cell in which electrical energy is converted into chemical energy.
Electrochemical cells consist of a cathode (+) and an anode(-). Electrolytic cells consist of positively charged anode and a negatively charged cathode.



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