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Electrolysis – dissociate in liquid

Electrolysis must work through a liquid. Chemists assume that the different components of the liquid have dissociated from each other.

Chemist assume components dissociate from other components
Imagine you had a cup of tea in front of you, and the components in the water – tea, milk and sugar – got out and started running away, dissociating themselves from each other. 


 The water (H2O) would become H+ and OH-.

Other substances like salt (sodium chloride, NaCl) become Na+ and Cl- in water.

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