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Write the difference between electrolytic and galvanic cell?

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A galvanic cell converts chemical energy into electrical energy. An electrolytic cell converts electrical energy to chemical energy.

 Electrochemical Cell
      (Galvanic cell)
 Electrolytic Cell
 1) Here redox reaction is spontaneous. 1) Here redox reaction is not spontaneous.
 2) Here anode is negative and cathode is positive electrode. The reaction at the anode is oxidation and that the cathode is reduction. 2) The anode is positive and cathode is negative. The reaction at anode is oxidation and that of cathode is reduction.

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