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C2 5.7 Electrolysis of brine

C2 5.7 Electrolysis of brine

Author: Gemma Boyson
  • What is produced when we electrolysed brine?
  • How do we use these products?

This lesson explains what happens in the electrolysis of brine (concentrated sodium chloride solution) and what the products are used for.

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This lesson explains what happens when brine (sodium chloride solution) is electrolysed, and why the products are essential.

Source: Gemma Boyson

Electrolysis of Brine

A graphic way of understanding what's happening


Electrolysis of concentrated sodium chloride (brine) using inert graphite electrodes.

This flash animation looks in reasonable detail at what happens during the electrolysis of brine - a concentrated aqueous solution of sodium chloride - using inert graphite electrodes

Source: Frankly Chemistry