Right, I've started physics a level and electrolysis has always confused me since gcse, so please be very detailed! This is what I know, (or assume) so far: there is a cell; that cell is connected to two electrodes; one is positive, the other is negative. The electrodes are placed in an ionic solution, where positive ions move to the negative electrode and negative ions move to the positive electrode. I don't understand how current moves throughout the process. How do the electrodes get their charges in the first place? And overall, what direction does the current flow if the ions in the solution move in both directions! Please help me!