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# The figure above shows the electrolysis of molten sodium chloride. Z is the

### Question

The figure above shows the electrolysis of molten sodium chloride. Z is the

### Options

A) anode where the Cl$$^-$$ ions are oxidized

B) cathode where the Cl$$^-$$ ions are reduced

C) anode where the Na$$^+$$ ions are reduced

D) cathode where the Na$$^+$$ ions are oxidized

### Explanation:

During the electrolysis of brine, the chlorine ions are discharged at the anode and are oxidized. While at the cathode Hydrogen ion is discharged.

## Dicussion (1)

• During the electrolysis of brine, the chlorine ions are discharged at the anode and are oxidized. While at the cathode Hydrogen ion is discharged.