Electrolytic cells 2: chemical production

Down cell

Down cell

Explores the use of electrolytic cells to produce materials widely used in industry.
The chemistry and basic operation of the following processes are explored: aluminium smelting; sodium production (using the Downs cell); chlorine and NaOH production (using the membrane cell). Using Faraday’s laws of electrolysis, calculations for both aluminium and sodium production are demonstrated.

Chapters

  • electroplating vs chemical production
  • aluminium smelting
  • calculations for aluminium production
  • Downs cell
  • calculations for sodium production
  • chlorine and NaOH production: the membrane cell
  • summary

Chemistry Consultant: Warren Moseley (Co-author, Heinnemann Chemistry 2; former member VCAA Chemistry Standing C’tee).

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Teacher Notes
Yes
Year Levels
Upper Secondary to Tertiary
Format DVD
Duration 20  min
Year produced
2011
Price
$125 inc GST (+$8 p&h in Australia/ elsewhere POA)
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