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What happens to electrodes during electrolysis?

Positively charged ions move to the negative electrode during electrolysis. They receive electrons and are reduced . Negatively charged ions move to the positive electrode during electrolysis. They lose electrons and are oxidised .

Why do we use three electrodes?

For a better control and measurement of the current and potential going through the cell during the electricity driven chemical reaction, it is better to use a three electrode system to reduce and compensate the potential changes caused by large currents passing through the working and counter electrodes.

Why are counter electrodes used?

The counter or auxiliary electrode provides a means of applying input potential to the working electrode. The purpose of these electrodes is to complete the circuit and allow charge to flow.

What is the principle of voltammetry?

The basic principle of electroanalytical chemistry is the direct conversion of chemical information into an electrical signal, typically the result of processes occurring within an electrochemical cell in which the analyte is dissolved in an electrolyte solution.

What instrument is used in voltammetry?


What are the applications of voltammetry?

Due to the overlapping of redox peaks in cyclic voltammetry, mathematical operation such as deconvolution has been applied in analyzing electroactive species including explosives, especially nitro compounds. With modern technology in data analysis, the techniques can be used in the determination of pesticides [45].

What is the difference between voltammetry and polarography?

Voltammetry is a technique in which the potential is varied in a regular manner while the current is monitored. Polarography is a subtype of voltammetry that utilizes a liquid metal electrode.

Which detector is used in polarographic method?

dropping mercury

What is polarographic curve?

5.1. Polarographic methods In direct current polarography (DCP) a constant potential is applied during the entire drop-life time. A current-voltage curve is constructed by applying a series of potential steps, each step being synchronized with the drop fall.

Which gas is used in polarography?

N2 gas