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Ionization of Zinc in galvanic cells

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Dec1-13, 06:50 PM
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what exactly ionizes zinc in the galvanic cell or the daniell cell ?
i mean zinc atoms in the galvanic cell are ionized into Zn ++ and 2 e- .
then the electrons move through the conductor to the copper bar , my question is why does zinc ionize when connected in a battery ? when the circuit is turned off , the ionization stops , why's that ?
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Dec2-13, 03:15 AM
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What happens in the other half cell?
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Dec2-13, 07:58 AM
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it is forced to be reduced i suppose

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Ionization of Zinc in galvanic cells

So there is a charge transfer between both half cells?


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