Which electrolyte is used in a nickel cadmium cell?


Potassium hydroxide electrolyte is used in a nickel cadmium cell.

The nickel–cadmium battery is a rechargeable battery with electrodes made of nickel oxide hydroxide and metallic cadmium.

Components of Ni-Cd cell

A fully charged Ni-Cd cell comprises the following components

  • Nickel(III) oxide-hydroxide positive electrode plate
  • Separator
  • Cadmium negative electrode plate
  • Alkaline electrolyte like potassium hydroxide

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