How does a fuel cell differ from electrolysis?

1 Answer
Jul 30, 2016

please note this:

  • Fuel cell---a cell producing an electric current direct from a chemical reaction.
  • Electrolysis---electrolysis is a technique that uses a direct electric current (DC) to drive an otherwise non-spontaneous chemical reaction.


The differences are:

  • Fuel cell is an object but electrolysis is a technique.
  • Fuel cell uses electricity generated in a chemical reaction,but in electrolysis we supply electricity for a chemical reaction to occur.