Name the metals extracted by electrolysis.
Class 10th Biology
Asked By Shailesh Giri
Actually its refining-purification of a metal once it is extracted from the ore but part of the same extraction process
Example with copper:
The appartus is set up for electrolysis, a tank containing its salt
solution (acidified CuSO4), a strip a impure metal is made the
anode(positive electrode) and strip of pure metal the cathode(negative)
both dipped into the electrolyte(condusting solution). The metal is
separated using electricity when the circuit is completed and power is
Electrolysis is the breakdown of chemical compounds by the passage
of an electric current, with decomposition occuring at the elctrodes. An
electrode is a conductor placed in a liquid electrolyte(Liquid that
conducts electricity) One of the electrodes is negatively charged-the
cathode and the other is positively charged- the anode. Reduction occurs
at the cathode and oxidation at the anode.