Steady State Electrode

Definition - What does Steady State Electrode mean?

A steady state electrode is a conductor of electricity that maintains a fixed rate of electrical reception and dispersion. It may act as either an anode or a cathode. The presence of a steady state electrode facilitates the onset of corrosion on a metallic surface because it acts as a means of ion transfer.

Corrosionpedia explains Steady State Electrode

Steady state electrodes are either anodic or cathodic in nature. An anode is an electrode in which electrons leave the cell, and oxidation occurs at this point. Electrons enter the cell through the cathode, where a reduction process occurs. Both reactions must occur simultaneously for corrosion to occur. Together, they are known as a redox reaction.

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