Electrolysis C1 T3

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What is electrolysis?
Breaking down of a compound using electrical energy!
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What is an electrolyte?
The liquid that conducts the electricity
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What does the electrolyte contain?
The compound which is broken down into it's components parts (eg HCl into Hydrogen and Chlorine)
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What are the component parts released as?
Atoms or molecules (often gas)
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Suggest how you would test for Chlorine gas.
Bleaches damp litmus paper, turning it white.
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Suggest how you would test for Hydrogen gas/
Makes a squeaky pop with a lighted splint
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What does the electrolysis of salt produce?
Chlorine gas.
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Give three uses of Chlorine.
Treat water (kills bacteria so it's safe to drink). Manufacture bleach. Make the polymer
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What does the electrolysis of water produce?
Hydrogen and Oxygen.
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Suggest how you would test for oxygen.
Oxygen will relight a glowing splint.
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