Meaning of ELECTROLYTE in English


"A chemical compound (salt, acid, or base) that dissociates into electrically charged ions when dissolved in a solvent. The resulting electrolyte (or electrolytic) solution is an ionic conductor of electricity. Very often, the so formed solution itself is simply called an ""electrolyte."" Also, molten salts and molten salt solutions are often called ""electrolyte"" when used in electrochemical cells, see ionic liquid. "

Electrochemistry English dictionary.      Английский словарь электрохимии.