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GCSE Chemistry - Electrolysis Coursework

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The electrodes were weighed, their masses recorded and placed into the beaker containing Copper Sulphate solution. The electrodes were connected to a cell and ammeter. A steady current flowed (0.2 Amps) and the experiment was stopped at definite times (i.e. 5,10,15,20,25 minutes). At these times the current was switched off and both electrodes were removed from the solution. They were then washed by dipping in distilled water, and dried by dipping into propanone (a highly volatile liquid which readily evaporates) and placed near an electric heater. Once clean and dry both electrodes were both carefully weighed and their subsequent masses recorded. RESULTS ANODE (+) TIME (MINUTES) ORIGINAL MASS OF ANODE (grams) FINAL MASS OF ANODE (grams) CHANGE IN MASS AT ANODE (grams) 5 12.491g 12.468g -0.023g 10 11.834g 11.792g -0.042g 15 12.528g 12.459g -0.069g 20 12.444g 12.365g -0.080g 25 11.098g 11.002g -0.096g CATHODE (-) TIME (MINUTES) ORIGINAL MASS OF CATHODE (grams) FINAL MASS OF CATHODE (grams) CHANGE IN MASS AT CATHODE (grams) 5 11.824g 11.848g +0.024g 10 12.456g 12.485g +0.039g 15 12.942g 13.011g +0.069g 20 12.967g 13.050g +0.082g 25 13.872g 13.983g +0.111g AVERAGE TIME (MINUTES) AVERAGE CHANGE IN MASS (grams) 5 0.0235g 10 0.0405g 15 0.0690g 20 0.0810g 25 0.104g THEORETICAL RESULTS TIME (MINUTES) THEORETICAL CHANGE IN MASS (grams) 5 0.0199g 10 0.0398g 15 0.0597g 20 0.0796g 25 0.0995g CONCLUSION The results obtained support the prediction that the longer the current is left to flow, the more Copper metal is deposited on the cathode. ...read more.

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