I remember my old chemisry teacher stuck two electrodes in water, and somehow managed to extract (seperately) oxygen and hydrogen. This is electrolysis right? How exactly does it work, and what can I apply it to as far as synthesizing stuff? My technical know how is about as far as balancing equations and electrical type stuff. Relatively new to this whole chemistry thing
With electrolysis, could I somehow get pure oxygen gas from water? How would I need to set up the electrodes and containers for that to work? I need a small
quantity of pure O2 for a little science project I'm working on.