How Does Electrolysis Work?

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Explain what happens to the ions and other particles during electrolysis.

useful words - anode, cathode, cation, anion, electron -

Posted: 02-12-09 23:50 by Mike McNicholas

is it when there is apositive athode and and negative cathode or somthing like that and the current of electrodes goes aronud through them

Posted: 03-12-09 12:31 by aron garbutt

during electrolysis the pure particles are deposited at the athode and the cathode is where the impure particles are and the sludge is underneath the anode because the ions are electrons which has a negative charge they go through the circuit and transfer to the anode and the ations and cations are theions that transfer between the two electrodes

Posted: 03-12-09 12:35 by Bilal

The electrodes; the anode and the cathode. These two electrodes are put into the electrolyte and then the power supply is turned on which then each of the electrodes attracts ions of the opposite charge. The positive ions which are called cations move towards the negative cathode and the negatively charged ions move towards the positive anode these are called anions. Each of the electrodes have electrons either getting absorbed or released ions.

Posted: 03-12-09 16:49 by Chirag Gulabchande

electrlysis is were the electrodes:the anode and cathode are attached to a power supply which creates a curcit and the posotive ions are attracted by the negative cathode

Posted: 05-12-09 16:27 by zane sweeney

This is when the anode and the cathode are in a liquid soloution and since both electrodes are attached to a power supply this means that a circuit is made. However the ions from the anode attract anions and the ions from the cathode attract cations. This makes the metal that you are wanting to extract move to one electrode.

Posted: 05-12-09 17:12 by Jac Bates

Positively charged ions move to the negative electrode during electrolysis. They receive electrons and are reduced Negatively charged ions move to the positive electrode during electrolysis. They lose electrons and are oxidised

Posted: 08-12-09 15:35 by Emma Scully

the elcetrodes anode and cathode which a then connected to a power supply when its turned on the positive ions which are called cations move towards the negative electrode as positives attract and then the negative ions which a called anions move towarsd the negative electrode .

Posted: 10-12-09 16:12 by Melandri Nyandoro

wel during electrolysis the positively charged ions move to the negative electrode. they recieve electrons and are reduced, and the negatively charged ions move to the positive electrode, and they also lose and are oxidised! :)

Posted: 10-12-09 19:16 by Anjulie Baidya

electrolisis is an atempt to extract pure copper from a copper solution by, sending an electrical current from cathode/anode to the anode/cathode. it works by, making the copper atoms positive intead of nuetral and there for it moves to the negative anode/cathode.

Posted: 10-12-09 19:32 by connor glennon