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electrolysis is the process by which ionic substances are broken down into simpler substances when an electric current is passed through them. For electrolysis to work, the compound must contain ions.
Anode: the positive electrode of an electrolysis cell.
Cathode: the negative electrode of an electrolysis cell.
Cation: positively charged ion which is attracted to the cathode.
Anion: negatively charged ion which is attracted to the anode.
Ionic compounds in the solid state cannot conduct electricity since they have no free ions that can move and carry the charge.
Heyy, could someone please explain electrolysis? I've watched several videas and read many explanations, and I literally don't understand the process at all, especially the equations at the cathodes and anodes. Someone please help :/