Electrochemistry – Definition

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Electronegativity

Electronegativity is the tendency of the atom to receive electron to form negatively charged ion.

Electropositivity

Electropositivity is the tendency of the atom to release electron to form positively charged ion

Conductor

Conductor is a substance that can conduct electricity at solid or molten state without any chemical changes occur to it.

Electrolyte

Electrolyte is a substance that can conduct electricity in molten state or aqueous solution and undergo chemical changes.

Non-Electrolyte

Non-Electrolyte is a substance that cannot conduct electric current in any state.

Electrolysis

Electrolysis is a process whereby an electrolyte is decomposed to its constituent elements when electric current passes through it.

Electrolytic Cell

An electrolytic cell is a set up apparatus that contains two electrodes which are dipped in an electrolyte and produce a chemical reaction when connected to a source of electricity.

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