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Hi- I'm trying to wrap my mind around electrolysis rn- how does the electrical current drive an otherwise non-spontaneous chemical reaction and WHAT is that chemical reaction?? (I get that the anode attracts anions etc. but what is this chemical reaction that people seem to be talking about? is it (for example) the breaking up of copper chromate??)
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They’re redox reactions, because during electrolysis ions in a compound are separated. As for what drives it, I think the electrical energy is converted into another type of energy e.g- chemical or thermal.
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