Electrolysis

Electrolysis is the passing of a direct electric current through an ionic substance that is either molten or dissolved in a suitable solvent, producing chemical reactions at the electrodes and separation of materials. The main components required to achieve electrolysis are: An electrolyte: a substance, frequently an ion-conducting polymer that contains free ions, which carry … Continue reading Electrolysis

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Alum salt

Alum is both a specific chemical compound and a class of chemical compounds. The specific compound is the hydrated potassium aluminium sulfate(potassium alum) with the formulaKAl(SO4)·12H2O. More widely, alums are double sulfate salts, with the general formula AM(SO4)2·12H2, where A is amonovalent cation such as potassium orammonium and M is a trivalent metal ion such as … Continue reading Alum salt

Salt

A salt is an ionic compound that results from the neutralization reaction of an acid and a base.[1] Salts are composed of related numbers of cations (positively charged ions) and anions (negative ions) so that the product is electrically neutral (without a net charge). These component ions can be inorganic, such as chloride (Cl−), or … Continue reading Salt