Definition of Electrolysis (chemistry) the chemical change produced by passing an electric current through a conducting solution or a molten salt. | The destruction of hair roots by means of an electric current.
How to use Electrolysis in Sentences?
- 1. The general method used in the electrolysis of a solution is illustrated in Fig. 🔊
- 2. The changes taking place during electrolysis harmonize very completely with the theory of dissociation. 🔊
- 3. The method which has proved most successful consists in the electrolysis of the oxide dissolved in melted cryolite. 🔊
- 4. Calcium is now prepared by the electrolysis of the melted chloride, the metal depositing in solid condition on the cathode. 🔊
- 5. Such a degree of purity is, however, unattainable unless the conditions of electrolysis are rigidly adhered to. 🔊
- 6. The positive pole is coated during electrolysis with a film of a dark color in case of selenium, but of a lemon yellow with tellurium. 🔊
- 7. In the process of electrolysis of the solution, the hydrogen ions travel to the cathode, and on being discharged escape as hydrogen gas. 🔊
- 8. Nowadays this process of electrolysis (electric loosening) is carried out daily by the ton at Niagara. 🔊
- 9. The preparation of fluorine was finally accomplished by the French chemist Moissan by the electrolysis of hydrofluoric acid. 🔊
- 10. The saline molecule is always decomposed, as we know, in the primary phenomenon of electrolysis into two elements which Faraday termed ions. 🔊
- 11. This charge is very near that which the study of the phenomena of ordinary electrolysis leads us to attribute to a univalent atom produced by electrolytic dissociation. 🔊
- 12. But it was not until the dynamo was improved as a machine for generating large quantities of electricity at a very low cost that the electrolysis of copper could be practised on a commercial scale. 🔊
- 13. In 1807 Sir Humphry Davy succeeded in preparing very small quantities of metallic sodium by the electrolysis of the fused hydroxide. 🔊