An electrochemical cell can behave like an electrolytic cell when

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asked Mar 13 in Class XII Chemistry by rahul152 (-2,871 points)

 An electrochemical cell can behave like an electrolytic cell when

(a) Ecell = 0

(b)  Ecell > Eext

(c) Eext < Ecell

(d) Ecell = Eext

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answered Mar 14 by vijay Premium (518 points)
(c) If an external opposite potential is applied on the galvanic cell and increased reaction continues to take place till the opposing voltage reaches the value 1.1 V.
At this stage no current flow through the cell and if there is any further increase in the external potential then reaction starts functioning in opposite direction.
Hence, this works as an electrolytic cell.