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What is electrolysis? Give the products obtained at the Pt anode and cathode respectively in the electrolysis of (a) fused NaC l (b) aqueous solution of K 2 SO 4 .

What is electrolysis? Give the products obtained at the Pt anode and cathode respectively in the electrolysis of (a) fused NaCl (b) aqueous solution of K2SO4.

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BOLLU SRINIVAS
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6 years ago
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The process of decomposition of a chemical compound (either in molten state or in aqueous state) into its constituent elements under the influence of EMF is called electrolysis.
(a) at cathode: Na is produced; at anode: Cl2 is liberated.
(b) at cathode: H2 is liberated; at anode : O2 is liberated.

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