What is the opposite of a galvanic cell?
Cell Schematic. Non-spontaneous redox reactions are driven by an external voltage. The electrolytic cell's processes are the opposite of the voltaic cell's. The current from the power source pushes electrons on to the cathode, where they cause reduction of species to take place.
What are the two types of electrochemical cells?
There are two fundamental types of electrochemical cell: galvanic and electrolytic. Galvanic cells convert chemical potential energy into electrical energy. The energy conversion is achieved by spontaneous (ΔG < 0) redox reactions producing a flow of electrons.