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electrolysis means "splitting up with electricity"

1) If you pass an electric current through an ionic substance that's molten or in solution, it breaks down into the elements its made of. This is called electrolysis. 

2) It requires a liquid to conduct the electrcity, called the electrolyte. 

3) Electrolytes contain free ions - they're usually the molten or dissolved ionic substance.

4) In either case, it's the free ions which conduct the electricity and allow the


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