What Is Electrolysis And It’s Terminologies

What Is Electrolysis And It’s Terminologies

In this post you will read about what is electrolysis, and terminologies in electrolysis.

What Is Electrolysis?

Electrolysis is the chemical decomposition of compound which take place when an electric current is passed through either a solution or the molten form of the compound.

The Terminologies In Electrolysis

  1. Electrolyte
  2. Non-Electrolyte
  3. Conductors
  4. Non-Conductord
  5. Electrodes

1. Electrolyte:  are compound in molten state and in aqueous solution to conduct an electric current and are the composed during processes, generally dilute mineral acid such as HCl, HNO3 and H2S04.

2. Non- Electrolyte: Are compound in molten state or in solution do not allowed the passage of electric current.

Conductors: Are element which allow electric current to passed through them. they are usually metals such as: magnesium, wire, and nail.

3. Non- Conductors: Are element that do not allow the electric current to to pass through them. They are usually Non mentals, such as: sulphur, and diamond.

Electrodes: These are poles or plates through which the electric current enters and leaves, the electrolyte can be metals or grapjites (Non- metals.

The electronic are divided in to two (2)

1. Anode

2. Cathode

1. Anode: is the electrode through which the current enter the electrolyte.

2. Cathode: is the electrode through which the current leaves the electrolyte it is connected to the negative pole of the battery.

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