Electrolysis

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Electrolysis

Postby giareyes_2B » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:13 pm

When it's said that electrolysis uses electron current to drive a non-spontaneous redox reaction, what does this mean? How exactly is the electron current being used to drive it?

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Re: Electrolysis

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:00 am

The electron current provides the energy necessary to either create ions or discharge ions. Since it is a non-spontaneous reaction, if there was no electron current then there would be no redox reaction occurring.

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Re: Electrolysis

Postby Miguel Velasco 2J » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:34 pm

In a nonspontaneous reaction, an electron current is necessary for a redox reaction to occur.

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Re: Electrolysis

Postby Cynthia Bui 2H » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:29 pm

Like another poster said, the electrons in the current provide energy.

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Re: Electrolysis

Postby Michael Downs 1L » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:05 pm

The electrons in the current provide energy

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Re: Electrolysis

Postby Cynthia Bui 2H » Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:26 pm

Electrons provide the activation energy that is normally too high for the reaction to be spontaneous.


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