Electrolysis and Electroplating

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What actually is electrolysis ?
The process where ionic substances are broken down into simpler substances by an electric current
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Where do positive ions go ?
To the negative electrode
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What happens to the positive ions there
They receive electrons and are reduced
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Where do negative ions go
To the positive electrode
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What happens to the negative ions there
They lose electrons and are oxidised
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What is the name of the substance broken down
An electrolyte
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What is electroplating
Coating a cheap metal with a more expensive one by electrolysis
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Which electrode is the object to be electroplated
The negative
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What is the positive electrode then
The metal you want to coat the object with
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What should the electrolyte be
A solution of the coating metal
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