Electrolysis

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  • Elecrolysis is when a ionic compound is melted and dissolved in water
  • the bonds are broken down and the ions are able to move freely
  • Ionic substances which conduct electrcty is called a electrolyte
  • the ionic substance are sperated in to either
  • cations: metal ions with positive charge
  • anions non metal ions with a negative charge
  • electrolysis is also the seperation of a compound by difrent current
  • the cations needs to gain a electron
  • as when this electron is transferd it will return to there atomic state

Reactions of electrodes

  • the negative electron is known as a cathode
  • The postive electron is a anode
  • also the eletrodes are inert
  • This means that…

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