Electrolysis: Splitting Water

Explore the chemical components of water through an electrolysis reaction. Scholars use a battery to divide various water solutions into different gases. As they collect the gases, they measure the volume and make a comparison to the chemical equations. 

3 Views 1 Download
Additional Tags
Instructional Ideas
  • Begin with a mini-lesson that covers the basics of electrolysis
Classroom Considerations
  • Needs specific lab materials for each collaborative group and time for prior set up
  • Requires a fundamental understanding of ionic and molecular charges
  • Teacher guide includes sample student solutions
  • Includes information to connect the process to real-life applications
  • None