Types of Electrolysis and Electrochemical Cell
Electrolysis is the process of breakdown of stable water molecule on passage of current across the electrodes in aqueous electrolyte. Generally at a particular potential, the splitting of water to molecular hydrogen and oxygen takes place at cathode and anode terminals of the electrochemical cell. This chapter presents a brief discussion on the types of electrolysis and electrochemical cell. Further, for better understanding, complete configuration of electrodes in a three electrode electrochemical cell is presented.