Chapter 11

Electrolysis

Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  • understand the principle of electrolysis

  • know the laws of electrolysis

  • know the various applications of electrolytic process

11.1 Introduction

Electrolysis is nothing but the process by which electrical energy produce chemical changes. This process can be normally used for the extraction of pure metal from their ores, the refining of metals, the building up of worn parts in metallurgical, chemical, and in other industries.

11.2 Principle of Electrolysis

The basic principle of electrolysis is, whenever a DC electric current is made to pass through the solution of salt, some metals can be separated from them. These separated metals can be coated on any object ...

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