electrochemical series


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electrochemical series

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(Chemistry) another name for electromotive series
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Noun1.electrochemical series - a serial arrangement of metallic elements or ions according to their electrode potentials determined under specified conditions; the order shows the tendency of one metal to reduce the ions of any other metal below it in the series
series - similar things placed in order or happening one after another; "they were investigating a series of bank robberies"
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The more active of the two metals or alloys (the one that is lower in the electrochemical series) will become the anode in a corrosion cell and corrosion will begin at the point of contact with the cathode (the other metal).
In addition, because of zinc's position in the electrochemical series, any electrolytic corrosion currents are concentrated on the zinc anode rather than the other metals in the system, providing ongoing cathodic protection.

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