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


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

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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


The correct answer is A.

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.


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