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electrolysis

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:42 pm
by LG2019
I'm having trouble understanding what electrolysis is. Can someone please explain the significance of this process?

Re: electrolysis

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:50 pm
by Sean Reyes 1J
Electrolysis occurs in an electrolytic cell. During this process, electrical energy is converted into chemical energy. This means that electricity would be supplied to facilitate a non-spontaneous reaction.
Electrolysis is generally used to plate certain metals, which is where gold-plated jewelry comes from. Hope this helps!

Re: electrolysis

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:52 pm
by LG2019
How is an electrolytic cell different from a galvanic cell?

Re: electrolysis

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:54 pm
by Sean Reyes 1J
The main difference between an electrolytic cell and a Galvanic cell is the direction in which energy is converted. For example, the electrolytic cell converts electrical to chemical energy, whereas a Galvanic cell converts chemical to electrical energy

Re: electrolysis

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:56 pm
by LG2019
ugh ur mind