What is electrolysis? State its industrial application.


What is electrolysis? State its industrial application.

Water as an Element:

Water ({eq}\rm H_2O {/eq}) was historically considered one of the 4 elements that made up the world. Of course, we know this is not true today. However, when chemists were isolating elements to build the periodic table, they had difficulty proving that water was not an element because they could not figure out a way to get it to decompose into its elements. It wasn't until the invention of electricity that electrolysis allowed them to finally prove water was a compound.

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Electrolysis is the passage of electrical current through an electrolyte or molten ionic compound to cause a chemical reaction at the electrodes.


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Chapter 20 / Lesson 5

Discover what electrolysis is, how energy changes during an electrolysis reaction, and electrolysis of water and metals. View its manufacturing and industrial uses.

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