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ELECTROLYSIS

Kimberley Owen

APPARATUS

Copper chloride

Power pack

Small fast tube

Small bung

Wires

Crocodile clips

Litmus paper

tube • Small bung • Wires • Crocodile clips • Litmus paper • A beaker with

A beaker with graphite sticks in it

GETTING IT SET UP AND STARTED

Firstly we set up the power pack by plugging it in and connecting the wires and crocodile clips to the graphite sticks at the bottom.

and crocodile clips to the graphite sticks at the bottom. • Next we poured the copper

Next we poured the copper chloride into the beaker and turned the power pack on to see which stick fizzed.

After finding this out we filled up the little test tube with some copper chloride and placed it onto the fizzing stick.

some copper chloride and placed it onto the fizzing stick. • Over time the liquid should

Over time the liquid should filter out if the tube and be replaced with chlorine gas

CATCHING THE CHLORINE GAS

When we could tell all the liquid was filtered out we quickly lifted up the tube and used a bung to conceal the gas into the tube.

We now need to use some litmus paper, folder it and place it into the tube.

We quickly notice that the chlorine gas begins to bleach the paper as a reaction to it.

As well as this we also notice the fizzing graphite sticks has now turned a copper like colour. Showing us the copper and chlorine were separated successfully, (the right graphite stick).

turned a copper like colour. Showing us the copper and chlorine were separated successfully, (the right