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Subject: Explain the concept of 'Resistance Polarization'

Date: Sun Mar 26 21:22:41 2000
Posted by Carolyn Riccardelli
Grade level: grad (non-science) School: Buffalo State College, Art Conservation Department
City: Buffalo State/Province: NY Country: USA
Area of science: Chemistry
ID: 954127361.Ch

When a electrochemical cell has an object (e.g. lightbulb) placed in the 
path between the anode and the cathode, the electrodes polarize due to 
resistance polarization...why does this happen? In other words, why does 
the anode become more positive, and why does the cathode become more 
negative in potential? Thank you very much for your time!

Re: Explain the concept of 'Resistance Polarization'

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