5E20.10 - Electrolysis of Water with a Bang
Demonstrate that the ratio of H:O in water is 2:1.
Electrolysis is the process of separating chemical bonds by passsing a current through a material. The electrolysis of water entails separating the Hydrogen and the Oxygen by applying a high voltage. When separated, the Hydrogen and Oxygen become gaseous and rise to the top of the burette's.
AnalysisWater doesn't conduct electricity, so we perform electrolysis of water on a liquid solution of sulfuric acid or sodium bicarbonate and water.