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Silver Plating

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Silver plating is a common use of an electrolytic cell in which silver is found at both the anode and cathode.

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In this reaction, which of the following explains why electricity is used?

A

Electricity is used to speed up the reaction.

B

Electricity is used to complete the circuit of the cell.

C

Electricty is actually not required. This is a spontaneous reaction.

D

Electricity is used to apply energy to the nonspontaneous reaction.