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Chemistry Forums for Students => Inorganic Chemistry Forum => Topic started by: [RO]Claudiu on December 12, 2020, 05:17:02 AM

Title: About electrolysis
Post by: [RO]Claudiu on December 12, 2020, 05:17:02 AM
Sorry in advance if i posted in the wrong section.

Greetings all and thanks for taking the time to read and post, i'm a student from Romania and i've been assigned to do a report on the science of electrolysis.

So let's say i want to make ionic copper hydrosol and these are my tools:

2 sets of electrodes:
2 different sources of electricity:

1 TDS Meter and distilled water 001 PPM

Now my main questions are:

What's the difference between 400mA and 2000mA when going through the electrodes?
What's the difference between 32v and 24v when going through the electrodes?

What's the best container for the solution, glass or high quality plastic?
What's the highest PPM before the ions start to merge to form salts.

Optional questions:
 How does sunlight affect the solution?
 What is the best method to clean the electrodes?
 What's the optimal voltage and amperage for the electricity source?

Title: Re: About electrolysis
Post by: chenbeier on December 12, 2020, 05:38:12 AM
The electrolysis is driven by the law of Faraday.
m of product is ~ I *t
So if you have a higher current then you need less time to get a certain amount of your product or if time is not changed you get more product.
The  value of voltage has only effect to heat the electrolyte ( resistance) and have side reaction developing hydrogen and oxygen.