On what factor does the amount of product formed at an electrode depends upon?

The amount of product formed at an electrode depends upon the time for which current flows.

The factors affecting the product of electrolysis

  • i) Nature and state of the electrolyte.
  • ii) Nature and electrode potential of ions present in the electrolyte.
  • iii) Nature of the electrode.
  • iv) Overvoltage at the electrodes.

Uses of electrolysis:

  • Electrolysis is used in the extraction of metals from their ores.
  • It is used for refining certain metals such as copper and zinc.
  • Electrolysis is used for the manufacture of chlorine.

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