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Electrolyzed Solid
« on: November 21, 2006, 08:00:45 PM »
What would the ionic equation be for when Liquid Sodium Chloride is Electrolyzed.

I was told that water is added, but I want to confirm it.

NaCl + H2O > NaOH + HCl
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Re: Electrolyzed Solid
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2006, 08:03:13 PM »
I was told that water is added, but I want to confirm it.

I have already told you when you posted this question in your first thread that this is not the case (you should not double post your questions).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrolysis
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Re: Electrolyzed Solid
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2006, 08:33:00 PM »
Sorry, I missed it, lol.

So since now I got NaCl > NaOH + Cl  (it was in the example :P:))

But then theres no H's or O's in the reactants side.


I asked my teacher though and he said it means H2O is added.

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Re: Electrolyzed Solid
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2006, 08:41:03 PM »
Electrolysis does not mean adding water. The question specifically stated that this is liquid NaCl,  ie the melted solid, not a solution.

I will use this oppertunity to illustrate how useful forum searches can be.
Do a forum search for "electrolysing molten sodium chloride".
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