Electrolysis of brine

  • Brine is an aqueous sodium chloride. 

  • Sodium hydroxide is used in food processing and removing pollutants during paper manufacture. 

  • Hydrogen is used in the production of hydrochloric acid and as a fuel. 

  • Chlorine is a disinfectant and is used to make plastics. 

  • Inert platinum electrodes are used to prevent reactions with the gases produced. 

  • Chlorine is collected at the anode and hydrogen gas is collected at


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