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What is oxidation?
Where a substance has the ability to oxidize another substance (cause it to loose electrons).
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What is reduction?
Where a substance has the ability to reduce another substance (cause it to gain electrons)
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What is the scientific name of a postive electrode?
Anode
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What is the scientific name of a negative electrode?
Cathode
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What happens to the electrons during electrolysis?
The postive electrons are drawn to the negative electode (cathode), and vice versa.
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What is electrolysis used for?
It can be used for coating artificial jewelry and cheap metal cutlery with gold and silver to give more of an attractive look.
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What is electrolysis used for?
It can be used to preserve things such as food by coating it with an unharmful chemical.
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What is reduction?

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Where a substance has the ability to reduce another substance (cause it to gain electrons)

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What is the scientific name of a postive electrode?

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What is the scientific name of a negative electrode?

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What happens to the electrons during electrolysis?

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