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This is a diagram of a copper cathode in a galvanic cell.

This is a diagram of a copper cathode in a galvanic cell.

MichelJullian, Wikipedia Commons
Definition: A cathode is the electrode at which reduction occurs. Cations are attracted to the cathode. Generally, the cathode is the negative electrode.

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