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Difference between a voltaic and an electrolytic cell

This animation addresses the common confusion students have between a voltaic (galvanic) cell and an electrolytic cell. The simulation published by Kent Chemistry, demonstrates a voltaic cell (Zn|ZnSO4 and Cu|CuSO4 half-cells that are connected together by a porous bridge) and the electrolysis of copper (II) sulfate solution using copper for both electrodes. Remember: A voltaic cell  converts  chemical energy into electrical energy  

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