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electrochemical equivalent:

see electrolysiselectrolysis
, passage of an electric current through a conducting solution or molten salt that is decomposed in the process. The Electrolytic Process

The electrolytic process requires that an electrolyte, an ionized solution or molten metallic salt, complete an
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electrochemical equivalent

[i‚lek·trō′kem·ə·kəl i′kwiv·ə·lənt]
(physical chemistry)
The weight in grams of a substance produced or consumed by electrolysis with 100% current efficiency during the flow of a quantity of electricity equal to 1 faraday (96,485.34 coulombs).
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