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Lesson Worksheet: Electrolysis of Molten Salts Chemistry • 10th Grade
In this worksheet, we will practice describing the components of an electrolytic cell and predicting the products of the electrolysis of molten salts.
Where does the reduction reaction occur?
- AAt the anode
- BWithin the bulk solution
- CWithin the salt bridge
- DWithin the potentiometer
- EAt the cathode
Where does the oxidation reaction occur?
- AWithin the potentiometer
- BWithin the salt bridge
- CWithin the bulk solution
- DAt the anode
- EAt the cathode
An electrolytic cell is formed of many different components.
What name is given to the liquid component of the cell that conducts electricity?
What name is given to a conductive material that moves charge either to or from the liquid in the cell?
Which of the following substances cannot be readily created using electrolysis?
Which of the following is the best description of electrolysis?
- AThe use of an electric current to drive the dissolution of a solid
- BThe use of an electric current to drive chemical reactions in a liquid
- CThe production of an electric current by the dissolution of a solid
- DThe use of an electric current to produce a solid or gas from a liquid
- EThe production of an electric current by chemical reactions in a liquid
In electrolysis, what is the name of the negative electrode in an electrolytic cell?
- AThe anode
- BThe cation terminal
- CThe electron
- DThe cathode
- EThe conductor
Which of the following chemical preparations cannot be broken down by electrolysis?
- AA molten ionic compound
- BAn aqueous ionic compound
- CA solid ionic compound
- DA molten nonionic compound
- EAn aqueous nonionic compound
Why are graphite electrodes often used in laboratory electrolysis experiments?
- AGraphite electrodes are inert.
- BGraphite electrodes are insulators.
- CGraphite electrodes create carbon dioxide.
- DGraphite electrodes are noninert.