Hi Darren, according to Wikipedia it says that a higher potential means more autoionization.
No. If you apply very high voltage it will be no longer AUTOionization, it will be ionization forced by external factors.
And half cell potential has noting to do with that.
Hi Borek, so higher voltage causes more water molecules to ionize into H+ and OH- ions which then speeds up the process as they are more ions present in the electrolyte which makes it more conductive as the V is higher, R is lower and thus I increases a lot more as well. Hence this makes the process of oxidation and reduction faster than before.
So the key ideas are
1) more ions present equates to more conductive (less resistance) despite whether the ions are reacting or not (like in the dilute NaCl case as shown above)
2) higher voltage means forced ionisation of water which leads to 1) and hence the process of oxidation and reduction becomes faster.
Are these correct? Thanks for the aid given.