Which one of the following figures correctly describes the process

of electrolytic refining?



Electrolytic refining is a process of refining of metals by electrolysis .

  • Cathode is the negative electrode and anode is a positive electrode
  • The current flows from anode to cathode 
  • The impure Cu electrode is placed at the anode, and pure Cu is placed at the cathode.
  • Cu ions being positively charged accumulate on the cathode .

Only figure C represents it correctly.

So, the correct answer is (c)

  1. Class 10
  2. Chapter 3 Class 10 - Metals and Non-Metals (Term 1)

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