Electrolysis

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Dianna Grigorian 1C
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Electrolysis

Postby Dianna Grigorian 1C » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:12 pm

Can someone clarify what an electrolysis reaction is? What is the relationship between a redox reaction and electrolysis, and is this something we can calculate?

Ara Yazaryan 1E
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Re: Electrolysis

Postby Ara Yazaryan 1E » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:54 pm

Electrolysis is whenever an electron current is used to drive a reaction that may otherwise be non-spontaneous (+delta G). Redox reactions are thus often examples of electrolysis since they may not always be spontaneous and electrodes provide an electric current.


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