Electrolyte

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Cole Woulbroun 1J
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Electrolyte

Postby Cole Woulbroun 1J » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:11 pm

What is meant by the term electrolyte? I've seen it in a lot of electrolysis problems in the book but never saw the definition in the context of electrolysis.

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Re: Electrolyte

Postby TimVintsDis4L » Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:13 pm

An electrolyte is something that dissolves into ions when placed in a solution such as water.

Daria Azizad 1K
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Re: Electrolyte

Postby Daria Azizad 1K » Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:23 pm

An electrolyte is a salt like KOH or NaCl. It completely ionizes in solution

Justin Quan 4I
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Re: Electrolyte

Postby Justin Quan 4I » Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:13 am

To add on, an electrolyte is a substance that dissolves in water or any other polar solvent and creates an electrically conducting solution. When the electrolyte dissolves, it spilts into a cation and an anion species.

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Re: Electrolyte

Postby Shutong Hou_1F » Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:07 pm

In addition, to be an electrolyte, a substance doesn't have to completely dissolve in a solvent. Strong electrolytes would completely dissolve, whereas weak electrolytes would only partially dissolve.


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