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Edexcel GCSE Chemistry Basics of Electrolysis

Basics of Electrolysis

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Write the half equation for the conversion of copper (II) ions to copper atoms. Is this oxidation or reduction?

Write the half equation for the conversion of copper (II) ions to copper atoms. Is this oxidation or reduction?

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Why does electrolysis not work with solid compounds?

Why does electrolysis not work with solid compounds?

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Write the half equation for the reduction of zinc ions to zinc atoms.

Write the half equation for the reduction of zinc ions to zinc atoms.

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What will be the products at each of the electrodes in the electrolysis shown?

What will be the products at each of the electrodes in the electrolysis shown?

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Which side of the following equations needs electrons in order to balance the equation? 2I⁻ β†’ Iβ‚‚.

Which side of the following equations needs electrons in order to balance the equation? 2I⁻ β†’ Iβ‚‚.

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