Splitting Water with Electricity

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Explore how electricity splits water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen. Learners begin by calculating the voltage necessary to separate the water. They then perform the experiment and measure the ratio of hydrogen and oxygen bubbles.

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  • Use to demonstrate and model electric fields
Classroom Considerations
  • Ensure pupils follow safety procedures when working with electricity
  • Requires a specific set of materials and time for set up
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  • Emphasizes scientific vocabulary 
  • Provides a student laboratory sheet to follow
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