what is electrolysis and what is its effect in day to day life?

Asked by Petulla Mishra | 16th Nov, 2014, 07:34: PM

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Electrolysis is the process by which ionic substances are broken down into simpler substances using electricity. During electrolysis, metals and gases may form at the electrodes.

Due to electrolysis or electroplating, people can be affected in many ways. Pollution can cause any disease to any one on a general basis, however due to electroplating there can be occupational asthma. People living around those people can get affected too spreading the disease to others and the society. However the electrochemical or electrolysis field has increased the job opportunities for the people and thus developing the country. It provides a fuel, as in hydrogen and gives us extra life, as for the oxygen. It is true that there are disadvantages for electrolysis, like giving us scars, creating pollution or increases the time required for making one product however it has so many good effects too, like providing permanent hair loss to most people as well as give a lustrous look to a dull metal or even provide electricity in emergency or mobile devices. In the production of aluminium, electroplating metals, or producing certain chemical compounds, the process of electrolysis is essential in daily life of most people.

 

 
 
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Answered by Prachi Sawant | 17th Nov, 2014, 11:18: AM