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ELECTROLYSIS

Kimberley Owen
APPARATUS
• Copper chloride

• Power pack

• Small fast tube

• Small bung

• Wires

• Crocodile clips

• Litmus paper

• 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.

• 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.

• 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).

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