In the electrolytic refining of a metal M, what would you take as the anode, the cathode and the electrolyte?

Answer

In electrolytic refining,

  1. Impure Metal M is used as anode
  • It is connected to the positive terminal of the battery.
  1. A strip of pure metal M is used as a cathode
  • It is connected to the negative terminal of the battery.
  1. A solution of metal salt M is used as the electrolyte .

 

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

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