Anode-"the electrode of an electrochemical
cell at which oxidation occurs: as the positive terminal of an electrolytic cell the negative terminal of a galvanic cell"
"the electron-collecting electrode of
an electron tube; broadly the positive electrode of a diode"
cathode- “the electrode of an electrochemical cell at which reduction occurs,
the negative terminal of an electrolytic cell. the positive terminal of a galvanic cell. the electron-emitting electrode
of an electron tube; broadly : the negative electrode of a diode”
Electrolyte-"a nonmetallic electric conductor in which current is carried by
the movement of ions. a substance that when dissolved in a suitable solvent or when fused becomes an ionic conductor."
Polymer-a chemical compound or mixture
of compounds formed by polymerization and consisting essentially of repeating structural units
Polymerization-"a chemical reaction in which two or
more molecules combine to form larger molecules that contain repeating structural units"
Passivate- “to make inactive or less reactive, passivate
the surface of steel by chemical treatment. to protect against contamination by coating or surface treatment”
thermodynamics-”Physics that deals
with the mechanical action or relations of heat. Being or relating to a system of atoms, molecules, colloidal particles, or
larger bodies considered as an isolated group in the study of thermodynamic processes.”
archetypal- “the original pattern or model of which
all things of the same type are representations or copies”