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Conservation of energy violation of galvanic cell electron

  1. Oct 24, 2015 #1
    When a galvanic reaction reclaims its (single) electron, magnetic energy (about 0.356 eV) within a superconductor will remain, w/o a means of replacing the galvanic electron.

    During the reaction, electrical current from the single electron would correspond to the number of times per second this electron passes through any cross-section within the circuit.
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  3. Oct 24, 2015 #2
    The only scenario that avoids a conservation of energy violation is the addition of magnetic energy w/o the addition or removal of an electron to/from the external circuit.

    Within this scenario, magnetic energy exists within the superconductor, w/o electron movement. Otherwise, an electron w/ 0.356 eV would charge the galvanic cell.
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