Electrolysis of Copper sulphate solution/Sodium Chloride solution/Aluminium Metal

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What are the uses of Chlorine?
Used to make the polymer PVC, reacted with sodium hydroxide to make bleach, used to kill bacteria in pools
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What are the uses of Hydrogen?
Is reacted with vegetable oils in the presence of a nickel catalyst to make margarine, is reacted with chlorine to make hydrogen chloride gas
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What is the colour of chlorine gas?
Green
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Why is the electrolysis of brine very important?
We can get three valuable products: Chlorine, Hydrogen and Sodium Hydroxide
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What is brine?
A concentrated sodium chloride solution
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What is used at the cathode in the electrolysis of brine?
Hydrogen gas
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What is used at the anode in the electrolysis of brine?
Chlorine gas
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What do we use at electrodes for the electrolysis of copper sulfate?
Carbon
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What do we get at the cathode in the electrolysis of copper sulfate?
Copper -> seen as red/brown solid
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What do we use in the electrolysis of aqueous solutions?
A Hoffman Voltameter
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Which ore is Aluminium found in?
Bauxite
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What is used to lower the melting point of Aluminium?
Cryolite
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Why does the extraction of aluminium metal become costly?
Needs a lot of electricity, hence needing a lot of energy to produce
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Where is aluminium metal produced and what is it tapped off as in the extraction of aluminium?
It forms at the cathode and is tapped off as a molten liquid
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What is produced at the anode in the extraction of aluminium?
Oxygen
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What are the uses of aluminium?
Aeroplane manufacture (low density), over head electric cables (good conductor of electricity), window frames (doesn't rust)
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