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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 20, 2009 at 10:59pm.

Explain, in terms of electrical energy, how the operation of a voltaic cell differs from the operation of an electrolytic cell used in the Hall process. Include both the voltaic cell and the electrolytic cell in your answer.

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In a voltaic cell, chemical energy is spontaneously converted to electrical energy. in an electrolytic cell, the reaction cannot occur spontaneously; there must be some electrical generator placed into the circuit to force the electrons to flow from the anode to the cathode.

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