Please wait...
1800-212-7858 (Toll Free)
9:00am - 8:00pm IST all days


Thanks, You will receive a call shortly.
Customer Support

You are very important to us

For any content/service related issues please contact on this toll free number


Mon to Sat - 11 AM to 8 PM

CBSE - XII Science - Chemistry - Electrochemistry

why is electrolysis impossible by a.c.?

Asked by 23rd February 2009, 6:41 PM
Answered by Expert


It is impossible to separate cations and anions if we use AC supply, as both cations and anions will start getting deposited at both cathode and anode, making it impossible to separate them. For example in case of formation of hydrogen by electrolyisis, if AC is used,hydrogen and oxygen both aapear at both electrodes, thus making it impossible to separate them.

Answered by Expert 26th February 2009, 11:35 PM

Rate this answer

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10

You have rated this answer /10

Report an issue
Your answer has been posted successfully!