My watch list
my.chemeurope.com  
Login  

Galvanic series



The galvanic series (or electropotential series) determines the nobility of metals and semi-metals. When two metals are submerged in an electrolyte, while electrically connected, the less noble (base) will experience galvanic corrosion. The rate of corrosion is determined by the electrolyte and the difference in nobility. The difference can be measured as a difference in voltage potential. Galvanic reaction is the principle which batteries are based on.

Additional recommended knowledge

Galvanic series (nobler higher)

The following is the galvanic series for stagnant (that is, low oxygen content) seawater. The order may change in different environments.

See also

 
This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Galvanic_series". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
Your browser is not current. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 does not support some functions on Chemie.DE