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Does An Electrolyte Behave Like A Resistor?

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Introduction

Does An Electrolyte Behave

Like A Resistor?

Aim

To see the relationship between the Current and the Voltage for a liquid.

Circuit Diagram

Anode                          Cathode

Copper Sulphate (CuSO  ) solution

Method

This experiment was done as a demonstration. The results were obtained by adjusting the variable resistor to give a range of readings from the ammeter and voltmeter. These

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Middle

1.0

0.14

0.12

0.17

0.14

2.0

0.30

0.26

0.36

0.31

3.0

0.46

0.42

0.52

0.47

4.0

0.67

0.60

0.70

0.65

5.0

0.71

0.83

0.86

0.80

Conclusion

The graph is showing a straight line through the origin. This means that as the

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Conclusion

        We could of collected more evidence towards the resistance of a liquid by doing more background work and further work. Some further work would have been trying to find out the outcome of the tests if we increased the voltage going into the circuit. We could have tried different solutions, e.g. Salt Water. We could also have tried the solution at different strengths, weak or strong, e.g. 0.5M.

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