Electrolyte definitions

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A chemical compound that ionizes when dissolved or molten to produce an electrically conductive medium.
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Any chemical compound that ionizes when molten or in solution, allowing it to conduct electricity.
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Any of various ions, such as sodium, potassium, or chloride, required by cells to regulate the electric charge and flow of water molecules across the cell membrane.
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Any ionized compound, as of sodium, potassium, or calcium, essential in maintaining certain metabolic processes.
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A chemical compound that ionizes when dissolved or molten to produce an electrically conductive medium.
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A melted or dissolved compound that has broken apart into ions (anions and cations). Applying an electric field across an electrolyte causes the anions and cations to move in opposite directions, thereby conducting electrical current while gradually separating the ions.
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Any of various ions, such as sodium, potassium, or chloride, required by cells to regulate the electric charge and flow of water molecules across the cell membrane.
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Any of these ions found in body fluids. Electrolytes are needed by cells to regulate the flow of water molecules across cell membranes.
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The definition of electrolyte is a chemical compound that conducts electricity by changing into ions when melted or dissolved into a solution.

An example of an electrolyte is sodium chloride.

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(chemistry) A substance that, in solution or when molten, ionizes and conducts electricity.
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A liquid, gelatinous or solid material that contains ions. In a battery, the electrolyte is the material that allows electricity to flow from one plate to another (between positive and negative electrodes). See battery, lithium polymer, solid state battery and batteries.
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(physiology) Any of the various ions (such as sodium or chloride) that regulate the electric charge on cells and the flow of water across their membranes.
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