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Are superconducting galvanic cells possible?

  1. Mar 27, 2013 #1
    My (chemistry) textbook states that maximum work is never achieved in a galvanic (electrochemical) cell due to frictional heating. I've been wondering, could a cell be made with superconducting wires, cathodes, and anodes in order to achieve maximum work? Would this violate the law of entropy?
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  3. Mar 27, 2013 #2


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    Heating occurs in the fluid as well. I don't know if you can use a superfluid medium as galvanic cell.
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