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Electrolysis

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:12 pm
by Dianna Grigorian 1C
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?

Re: Electrolysis

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:54 pm
by Ara Yazaryan 1E
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.