4.4.3.2

4.4.3.2 Electrolysis of molten ionic compounds

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  • When a simple ionic compound (eg lead bromide) is electrolysed in the molten state using inert electrodes, the metal (lead) is produced at the cathode and the non-metal (bromine) is produced at the anode.

Students should be able to predict the products of the electrolysis of binary ionic compounds in the molten state.