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Textbook Problem

A simple way to generate elemental hydrogen gas is to pass

through water.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Complete the given sentence:

A simple way to generate elemental hydrogen gas is to pass_____ through water.

Concept Introduction:

The electrolysis process takes place in an electrolytic cell in which non-spontaneous redox reaction is made by DC current.

Explanation

The equation of electrolysis of water is following:

2 H2O (l)O2 (g)+2H2 (g)

The following products are found on the electrolysis of water:

  1. Hydrogen gas.
  2. Oxygen gas.

Mechanism:

2 H2O (l)O2 (g)+2H2 (g)

at Cathode (reduction)  2 H2O(l) + 2eH2(g) + 2 OH(aq)

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