Does electricity flow from anode to cathode?
Similarly one may ask, do electrons flow toward or away from the anode?
1 : An electrolytic cell. The battery pumps electrons away from the anode (making it positive) and into the cathode (making it negative). The positive anode attracts anions toward it, while the negative cathode attracts cations toward it.
Also question is, why do electrons travel from anode to cathode?
Since electrons are negative, the electron force on them is directed opposite the field, or towards the anode. This force makes the electron current flow from the cathode to the anode.
To purify copper electrolytically, the impure copper metal is made the anode (the positive electrode) in an electrolytic cell. A thin sheet of previously purified copper is used as the cathode (the negative electrode).