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A. Choose the most appropriate option.

1. Electrolysis takes place in


a. all solids b. all liquids c. Gases

d. electrolytes

2. Which of the following solution is not an electrolyte?


a. Acids b. Pure water c. Bases d. Salts
3. During electrolysis of copper sulphate solution with copper electrodes, the weight of
a. The cathode increases
b. The anode increases
c. the cathode decreases
d. both increase
4. The metals commonly used for electroplating are
a. chromium
b. gold
c. aluminium
d. silver
5. Bicycle handlebars and wheel rims are plated with
a. Copper
b. zinc
c. tin
d. chromium
B. Correct the following statements.
1. Metals and graphite are insulators.
2. Tap water does not conduct electricity because it is pure.
3. Electric current cannot pass through our body.
4. Conduction in mercury occurs due to ions because it is a liquid.
5. Hydrogen and oxygen are obtained from electrolysis of copper sulphate solution.
C. Fill in the blanks.
1. An __________ lights up even if the current in the circuit is very small.
2. __________ are the charge carriers in the non-metal _________.
3. In _________ the charge carriers are positive and negative mobile ions.
4. If you are silver plating a spoon, the _________ electrode should be _______.
5. The anode of an LED is the ________ lead and the cathode the ________ lead.
D. Answer the following.
1. Differentiate between conduction in mercury and conduction in electrolytes.
2. Explain the changes taking place in the weights of the electrodes and the reason for it,
during the electrolysis of copper sulphate solution using copper electrodes.
3. Answer.
a. What is electrolysis?

b. What happens to the electrolyte during electrolysis? Give one example.


4. Answer.
a. What is meant by electroplating?
b. Write 3 uses of electroplating.