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What is Electrolysis?
Breakdown of a substance containing ions by electricity
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What is an Electrolyte?
A liquid containing free moving ions, that is broken down by electricity in the process of Electrolysis
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What happens during Electrolysis?
Positively charged ions move towards the negative electrode & vice versa
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What is Oxidation?
Oxidation is the loss of electrons; it takes place at the positive electrode because negative ions must lose electrons to become neutral atoms
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What is Reduction?
Reduction is the gain of electrons; it takes place at the negative electrode because positive ions must gain electrons to become neutral atoms
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What is an Electrolyte?

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A liquid containing free moving ions, that is broken down by electricity in the process of Electrolysis

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What happens during Electrolysis?

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What is Oxidation?

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What is Reduction?

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