Electrolysis Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Electrolysis

Illustration of an electrolysis apparatus used in a school laboratory
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Electrolysis Definition:

Electrolysis is the passage of a direct electric current through an ion-containing solution. Electrolysis produces chemical changes at the electrodes.

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