Electrolysis: Definition, Types & Uses


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What molecules does the electrolysis of water produce?

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1. How is oxygen gas produced on the international space station?

2. Why do you have to melt sodium chloride before performing electrolysis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you review your knowledge of electrolysis. Questions will focus on applying concepts to real world examples and the chemical processes behind them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to see what you know about:

  • What molecules are produced during water electrolysis
  • How oxygen is produced on the International Space Station
  • Why sodium chloride has to be melted before electrolysis

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as what chemical reaction happens during electrolysis
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of electrolysis to recognize real world applications, such as how electrolysis benefits the International Space Station
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding electrolysis to recognize applications of electroplating

Additional Learning

Learn more about this chemical process in the lesson titled Electrolysis: Definition, Types & Uses. You can learn interesting facts such as:

  • Why an electrolyte is needed for electrolysis
  • How anodes and cathodes are used in electrolysis
  • Why electroplating is useful in automotive applications