NOPE! YOU CAN NEVER GET OXYGEN OR HYDROGEN THROUGH ELECTROLYSIS OF SALT WATER.
YOU WILL END UP PRODUCING CHLORINE GAS AND NOT OXYGEN AND HYDROGEN…HEHEHE.
Generating oxygen and hydrogen gas at home, at any scale is possible ONLY with the apparatus discussed in this article.
We all have studied in our school days that water can be separated into its fundamental constituent oxygen and hydrogen through electrolysis.
In this process, water is forced to separate into its individual components with the introduction of electricity in it. However the molecules being very strongly bonded the procedure may not be feasible unless some
For example if we add some salt to water and then pass DC power through the water, we instantly witness the electrolysis process happening with gushes of small bubbles emanating from the immersed electrical electrodes.
So the procedure looks pretty simple, take some water, add an ionic catalyst to water like sodium chloride or some acid, switch the current into the water, and here we go, we are already collecting oxygen and hydrogen at the
NOPE! Here, the electrolysis process might seem to have initiated but gases through the bubbling that we are receing are not oxygen and hydrogen, rather the constituents of the added catalyst.
So if you had added sodium chloride in the water, possibly you might be getting chlorine gas and sodium deposits from your electrodes and definitely you are never near to breaking the actual water into the required gases – oxygen and hydrogen.
For getting oxygen and hydrogen, we need to actually break water into its components through brute force. Yes, that must be implemented without the use of any external agents or catalysts. Here we need only water and some electricity. However electricity at lower levels might be completely helpless in separating water, therefore we might want to use high voltages for this, but where do we get this high voltage from?
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