Anode

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Edison Storage Battery

Description

The positively charged electrode in an electrolytic cell, voltaic cell, battery, or plating bath. Negatively charged ions are attracted to the anode. In a plating bath, the anode is the source metal from which the metallic ions are formed. In a corroding system, the anode is the metal at which oxidation is occurring.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 60
  • David C. Scott, Metallography and Microstructure of Ancient and Historic Metals, The Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, 1991

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