Galvanic Cell Conditions Experiment

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Perform a first-hand investigation to identify the conditions under which a galvanic cell is produced

  • A successful galvanic cell requires the following conditions:
    • Two electrodes of different metals.
    • Two separate solutions, each containing the ions of one of the metals used in the electrodes.
    • The electrodes being in contact with their corresponding ions in solution.
    • A salt bridge between the two solutions.
    • A conducting path between the electrodes, which may or may not have a load.
  • The necessity of these conditions can be demonstrated by observing the effect of their removal, one at a time.