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During electrolysis of water, why does hydrogen collect on cathode and oxygen collect on anode ?

During electrolysis of water, why does hydrogen collect on cathode and oxygen collect on anode ?

Grade:12th pass

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Pawan Prajapati
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one year ago
When electric current is passed in water hydrogen ions (H+) move towards cathode and get collected over it. Hydroxyl ions (OH )move towards the anode and oxygen is collected on it.

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