In what kind of cell are the redox reactions made to occur by an externally applied electrical current?
A. Chemical cell.
B. Galvanic cell.
C. Electrolytic cell.
D. Electrochemical cell.
Galvanic cell, chemical cell and electrochemical cell describe the <I>same</I> thing: a cell that generates electricity spontaneously. Examples include flashlight and car batteries. Electrolytic cells are connected to external sources of electrical energy and are used for redox reactions that do not occur spontaneously.
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