Last Updated: 4/30/19 by Neil Spinner
An electrochemical system is a term used to describe a cell, apparatus, or general setup consisting of two or more electrodes
spatially separated and distributed throughout one or more ionically-conductive media, or electrolytes,
while also being in electrical contact with one another via a separate current path (often containing a potentiostat).
The electrodes in an electrochemical system undergo oxidation
reactions, with movement of electrons producing current
traveling through the current path simultaneously with movement of ions through the media producing an overall balance of charge transfer within the system.