. Explain electrolysis of water

Best Answer


  • Electrolysis is the process in which a substance is decomposed or break down into a simpler substance with the passage of electricity in its moltens (ionic ) or aqueous form.i.e “breakdown by electricity”
  • In case of electrolysis of water, it is decomposed into hydrogen and Oxygen gas on passing of electric current.
  • Electrolysis of water is used to obtain pure hydrogen or Oxygen gas for laboratory purposes.

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  • Overall reaction

electrolysis of water

Final Answer:

  •  Electrolysis of water is a process in which we pass electric current through the water and it gets decomposed into hydrogen and Oxygen gas. 

Overall reaction  electrolysis of water


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