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Electrolysis: useful definitions and helpful hints

The following pages contain definitions and hints about electrolysis which should help you remember the important points:


  1. Electrolyte = liquid
  2. Positive Anode, Negative is Cathode (PANIC)
  3. Cathodes give out electrons. Anodes take in electrons
  4. Reduction at the cathode, oxidation at anode
  5. Cations are positive, anions are negative
  6. Cations swim towards the cathode
  7. Electrodes (inert and non-inert)
  8. Electrolysis and water
  9. Dissociation in liquid
  10. Half equations


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