Electrolysis

What is electrolysis?
The process in which energy is transferred by a direct electrical current decomposes electrolytes.
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What is an electrolyte?
An ionic compound that is molten or dissolved in water.
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What is an electrode?
A rod made of a metal or graphite that carries the current into or out of the electrolyte.
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What is a cathode?
A negative electrode
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What is an anode?
A positive electrode
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What is a cation?
A positively charged ion formed by losing electrons
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What is an Anion?
A negatively charged ion that is formed by gaining electrons (usulally a non metal ion)
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What is an electrolyte?

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An ionic compound that is molten or dissolved in water.

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