Home » Past Questions » Chemistry » In the extraction of sodium from fused sodium chloride, the anode is made of pla...

In the extraction of sodium from fused sodium chloride, the anode is made of pla...


Question

In the extraction of sodium from fused sodium chloride, the anode is made of platinum because

Options

A) sodium is formed at the anode

B) chlorine is formed at the anode

C) sodium does not react with platinum

D) chlorine does not react with platinum


The correct answer is C.

Explanation:

Platinum is used at the anode because the chlorine gas liberated at the anode will not attach Platinum but will react or attach steel at the cathode

Explanation provided by John Kenny Ade


More Past Questions:


Dicussion (1)

  • Platinum is used at the anode because the chlorine gas liberated at the anode will not attach Platinum but will react or attach steel at the cathode