- Also called electrolytic conductor . a conducting medium in which the flow of current is accompanied by the movement of matter in the form of ions.
- any substance that dissociates into ions when dissolved in a suitable medium or melted and thus forms a conductor of electricity.
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OTHER WORDS FROM electrolytenon·e·lec·tro·lyte, noun
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Oxygen from the air enters the cathode, where the gas reacts with water from the electrolyte to form hydroxide.Zinc-air batteries are typically single-use. A new design could change that|Maria Temming|January 5, 2021|Science News
The combination of electrolytes, minerals, a single gram of sugar, and caffeine helps give me the boost I need to recover and finish out the day’s work.
Its technology is a partially solid-state battery, meaning that it uses a solid electrolyte instead of the liquid that most batteries rely on to promote the movement of charged atoms through the device.This super-energy-dense battery could nearly double the range of electric vehicles|James Temple|December 8, 2020|MIT Technology Review
These newer batteries are lightweight and safer as they have a lower chance of leaking electrolytes.
So researchers around the world have been experimenting with batteries that use a solid electrolyte instead, with a particular eye on using them in electric vehicles.Mercedes-Benz’s newest electric city bus uses solid-state batteries|Jonathan M. Gitlin|September 30, 2020|Ars Technica
Hot chemicals—vaporized electrolyte—had left a trail of toxic residue in the electronics bay.NTSB Doesn’t Think the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Is Safe Enough to Fly|Clive Irving|May 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was “vaporized electrolyte which looks like smoke but is not the result of combustion.”The Dreamliner Will Fly Again, But Is Boeing Still Blowing Smoke?|Clive Irving|March 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
These ions bearing electric charges are believed to be the carriers of the electric current through the electrolyte.
In these cells, the same plates and electrolyte are used without change for extended periods, sometimes for a number of years.
The plates or other objects by which the current enters or leaves the electrolyte are called the electrodes.
(b) The electrical energy used in charging the plates costs less than the plates and electrolyte of voltaic cells.
(c) Charging storage cells takes much less labor than replacing the electrolyte and plates of voltaic cells.
British Dictionary definitions for electrolyte
- a chemical compound that dissociates in solution into ions
- any of the ions themselves