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Re: Water electrolysis
David W. Webb wrote
> In water electrolysis, Oxygen is released at the anode and >Hydrogen
is released at the cathode. Might Calcium
>electroplate against the cathode while the water is
>reducing? In the presence of water, the Calcium
>would not be able to form a lasting plate, but might form
>CaOH on the cathode, perhaps?
Paul Sears replied
>In a word, no. H+ will always be discharged before Ca++.
Another interesting point is that if chlorides are present chlorine
gas will form at the anode before oxygen does. Not exactly what you
want to add to your water.
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