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Ch 36: Production of Chemicals by Electrolysis

About This Chapter

In this chapter on the production of chemicals by electrolysis, you will review electrolysis of molten ionic compounds and aqueous solutions. The lessons and quizzes can gauge your understanding of the concepts covered to ensure you're ready to pass a test or contribute to a class discussion.

Production of Chemicals by Electrolysis - Chapter Summary

During the process of going through these lessons, you can widen your knowledge of the production of chemicals by electrolysis. This interactive chapter can assist you with understanding what happens when inert electrodes are used to electrolyze aqueous solutions. You'll also review uses of the electrochemical series. After reviewing the lessons, you should be ready to:

  • List applications of electrolysis
  • Explain what happens when a molten ionic compound is electrolyzed
  • Discuss the electrolysis of aqueous solutions
  • Provide examples of the electrochemical series
  • Compare an electrolytic cell with a galvanic cell
  • Explain Faraday's laws of electrolysis

These lessons can help you quickly absorb the concepts covered. Vocabulary words are in bold font for quick reference. A brief quiz is available to gauge your knowledge of each lesson, and the quizzes can be printed for use as a handy study tool.

6 Lessons in Chapter 36: Production of Chemicals by Electrolysis
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Electrolysis: Definition, Types & Uses

1. Electrolysis: Definition, Types & Uses

Electrolysis is an important chemical process that is used in many different industries. In this lesson, learn about how electrolysis works and a few applications of electrolysis.

Electrolysis of Molten Ionic Compounds

2. Electrolysis of Molten Ionic Compounds

This lesson looks into how molten ionic compounds can be electrolyzed. It also provides an understanding on how metals such as aluminum and sodium can be extracted from molten compounds using electrolysis.

Electrolysis of Aqueous Solutions

3. Electrolysis of Aqueous Solutions

This lesson will talk about electrolysis of aqueous solutions of some single ionic compounds with their half cell reactions. It will also discuss an example of electrolysis with inert electrodes.

Electrochemical Series: Examples & Uses

4. Electrochemical Series: Examples & Uses

This lesson describes the electrochemical series and its applications. It talks about the reactivity of the metals in the series. It also discusses the behavior of aqueous solutions of these metals during electrolysis.

Comparing Electrolytic Cells & Galvanic Cells

5. Comparing Electrolytic Cells & Galvanic Cells

Electrolytic cells and galvanic cells both involve the transfer of electrons and energy. In this lesson, we will go through the similarities and differences between the two.

Faraday's Laws of Electrolysis: Definition & Equation

6. Faraday's Laws of Electrolysis: Definition & Equation

This lesson is about the quantitative aspects of electrolysis. During electrolysis, there are substances that are produced at the anode and at the cathode. This lesson, with the help of Faraday's laws of electrolysis, will guide you towards calculating amounts of substances formed during electrolysis.

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