let us consider that i have a voltaic cell in an open circuit that has copper plate at higher potential w.r.t zinc plate. Now my query is, since the electrolyte separating them is a conducting medium, the positive and negative charges on the electrodes must get neutralised immediately(i think so)...But it doesnt happen as i assume? What actually might be my failure in understanding....i do think m ryte....help!
The neutralization process is the flow of electrons/electricity, and this process does not happen immediately.
"Electricity is the set of physical phenomena associated with the presence and flow of electric charge."-Wikipedia