an electric cell that generates an electromotive force by an irreversible conversion of chemical to electrical energy; cannot be recharged
A device that contains two electrodes in contact with an electrolyte and that brings about a chemical reaction when connected to an outside source of electricity. The electrodes are made of metal or carbon, and when connected to direct current, one electrode becomes positively charged, and the other becomes negatively charged. This initiates the movement of ions in the electrolyte toward the electrodes: positive ions move toward the negative electrode and negative ions move toward the positive electrode. A chemical reaction then takes place at each electrode, with ions changing from positive to negative (or vice versa), or becoming neutralized. Electrolytic cells have many practical uses, including the recovery of pure metal from alloys, the plating of one metal with another, and the manufacture of chlorine and sodium hydroxide.
A battery cell whose energy is derived from an essentially irreversible electrochemical reaction and which is hence incapable of being efficiently recharged
A device, such as a battery, that is capable of changing some form of energy, such as chemical energy or radiant energy, into electricity. &diamf3; An electric cell that converts light energy into electrical energy using the photoelectric effect is called a photoelectric or photovoltaic cell ; such cells are used in the generation of solar power and are called solar cells .
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