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.
- electroplating vs chemical production
- aluminium smelting
- calculations for aluminium production
- Downs cell
- calculations for sodium production
- chlorine and NaOH production: the membrane cell
Chemistry Consultant: Warren Moseley (Co-author, Heinnemann Chemistry 2; former member VCAA Chemistry Standing C’tee).
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