A type of capacitor in which one plate is coated through electrolysis with an oxide to serve as the dielectric, while the other plate is replaced by an electrolyte. Electrolytic capacitors can achieve very high capacitance with very small sizes, but only act as capacitors as long as the current flows in one direction.
[ih-lek-truh-lahyt] /ɪˈlɛk trəˌlaɪt/ noun 1. Physical Chemistry. 2. Physiology. any of certain inorganic compounds, mainly sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, chloride, and bicarbonate, that dissociate in biological fluids into ions capable of conducting electrical currents and constituting a major force in controlling fluid balance within the body. /ɪˈlɛktrəʊˌlaɪt/ noun 1. a solution or molten substance that […]
noun, Physical Chemistry. 1. the separation of the molecule of an electrolyte into its constituent atoms.
- Electrolytic gas
noun 1. a mixture of two parts of hydrogen and one part of oxygen by volume, formed by the electrolysis of water
noun, Electricity. 1. a current interrupter consisting of a cell with two electrodes that is immersed in an electrolyte such that the passage of current through the cell causes bubbles to form in the electrolyte, the bubbles breaking the circuit.