Galvanic Cell

A galvanic cell, or voltaic cell, named after Luigi Galvani, or Alessandro Volta respectively, is an electrochemical cell that derives electrical energy from spontaneous redox reactions taking place within the cell. It generally consists of two different metals connected by a salt bridge, or individual half-cells separated by a porous membrane.

Volta was the inventor of the voltaic pile, the first electrical battery. In common usage, the word "battery" has come to include a single galvanic cell, but a battery properly consists of multiple cells. Wikipedia, Galvanic Cell

See Also

Electromotive Series
Galvani, Luigi
Laws of Electrolysis
voltaic pile

Created by Dale Pond. Last Modification: Thursday August 2, 2018 03:41:52 MDT by Dale Pond.