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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.

Q1:

Where does the reduction reaction occur?

  • AAt the anode
  • BWithin the bulk solution
  • CWithin the salt bridge
  • DWithin the potentiometer
  • EAt the cathode

Q2:

Where does the oxidation reaction occur?

  • AWithin the potentiometer
  • BWithin the salt bridge
  • CWithin the bulk solution
  • DAt the anode
  • EAt the cathode

Q3:

An electrolytic cell is formed of many different components.

What name is given to the liquid component of the cell that conducts electricity?

  • AWiring
  • BAnode
  • CCell
  • DElectrolyte
  • ECathode

What name is given to a conductive material that moves charge either to or from the liquid in the cell?

  • AAnode
  • BCathode
  • CElectrode
  • DCell
  • EElectrolyte

Q4:

Which of the following substances cannot be readily electrolyzed?

  • ABaBr()2aq
  • BLiCl()aq
  • CMgF()2l
  • DNaCl()s
  • EAlCl()3l

Q5:

Which of the following substances cannot be readily created using electrolysis?

  • ACl()2g
  • BNe()g
  • CNa()s
  • DO()2g
  • EAl()s

Q6:

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

Q7:

In electrolysis, what is the name of the positive electrode in an electrolytic cell?

  • AThe proton
  • BThe conductor
  • CThe cathode
  • DThe anion terminal
  • EThe anode

Q8:

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

Q9:

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

Q10:

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.

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