Electrochemistry / Electrolysis Reactions

Electrolysis of water normally produces hydrogen and oxygen. What happens if the electrolyte contains ions that are more easily oxidized or more easily reduced than water molecules?



Tin Man Electrolysis

Grow beautiful tin crystals by running an electric current through a solution of tin(II) chloride.

Bob Becker


Electrolysis of Potassium Iodide

Microscale reaction in bent glass tubing!

Bob Lewis


Petri Dish Electrolysis

Build simple and inexpensive electrochemical cells in a Petri dish to compare the reactions of sodium sulfate, potassium iodide, and tin(II) chloride.

Irene Cesa

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