Oxidation is the result of the loss of one or more atoms when substances make contact. A simple example of this s when water and air contact iron. The result, over time, is that the iron forms oxidation that we know as rust. You can find more information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redox
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An electrolytic cell is an electrochemical cell that undergoes a redox reaction when electrical energy is applied. It is most often used to decompose chemical compounds, in a process called electrolysis...