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

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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