Definitions for galvanic cell
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voltaic cell, galvanic cell, primary cell(noun)
an electric cell that generates an electromotive force by an irreversible conversion of chemical to electrical energy; cannot be recharged
A galvanic cell, or voltaic cell, named after Luigi Galvani, or Alessandro Volta respectively, is an electrochemical cell that derives electrical energy from spontaneous redox reaction taking place within the cell. It generally consists of two different metals connected by a salt bridge, or individual half-cells separated by a porous membrane. Volta was the inventor of the voltaic pile, the first electrical battery. In common usage, the word "battery" has come to include a single galvanic cell, but a battery properly consists of multiple cells.
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