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
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 ...