Negative Electrodes in Aqueous Systems

The following sections of this chapter will discuss three examples of negative electrodes that are used in aqueous electrolyte battery systems, the zinc electrode, the “cadmium” electrode, and metal hydride electrodes.

It will be seen that these operate in quite different ways. In the first case, there is an exchange between solid zinc and zinc (zincate) ions in the electrolyte.


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