Electrolysis

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  • Created on: 17-01-13 16:52
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  • Electrolysis
    • breaks down  a substance by using electricity
    • Used to purify copper
    • Ionic substances form when a metal reacts with a non metal
    • At the electrodes, the metal atoms go to the negative cathode (negative electrode)
    • At the electrodes, the non-metal atoms go to the annode (positive electrode)
    • The liquid in an electrolysis reaction is called the 'electrolyte'
    • OILRIG
      • Oxidation Is Loosing electrons Reduction Is Gaining Electrons
    • The least reactive ions come out  of the cathode
      • Mostly Metals
  • breaks down  a substance by using electricity
  • The liquid in an electrolysis reaction is called the 'electrolyte'

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