TLF ID L8887
Investigate the electrolysis of three molten salts in electrolytic cells where there is only one oxidant and one reductant present. Find out the type of reaction that can be driven by supplying electrical energy, and the reasons behind the cell design. Observe the melting of the electrolyte prior to turning on the power. Then when power is turned on, observe the reactions at the anode and cathode, at both the physical level and the particle level. Determine the half-equations for these reactions and the equation for the net cell reaction. Explain the changes observed. This learning object is one in a series of four learning objects.