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Electrolysis
« on: December 13, 2018, 08:43:09 AM »

1.Does electrolysis cause short circuits?
If the electrolyte is an ionic solution ,then surely it will conduct electricity and short circuit?
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Re: Electrolysis
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2018, 09:39:34 AM »

Light bulb conducts electricity, yet it doesn't short the circuit. Can you think why?
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Re: Electrolysis
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2018, 09:01:19 AM »

Electrolytes conduct electricity more or less, and the idea of "short circuit" is relative.

If you try to detect individual photons and get a signal current of one electron, any trace of humidity is a short circuit. If your power line transports 13GW, rainwater on the 1MV insulators makes a small leak (that doesn't stay for long, by the way).
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Re: Electrolysis
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2018, 09:22:47 AM »

no such thing as a "short circuit" as every conductor has resistance it is just a lose description used to describe an abnormal large amount of current caused by a direct connection between + and -.
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