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  1. #1 Electrolysis 
    Forum Senior anand_kapadia's Avatar
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    I am sorry if you feel this qwestion afunny one.I am a small boy does't know much about science.
    I want to do electrolysis of water but my query goes to what acid should iuse and with how much concentration
    Please help.
    Thank you.


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    Universal Mind John Galt's Avatar
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    You can carry out electrolysis without any acid. The presence of acid just speeds up the process. This is explained in this site here:
    http://www.miniscience.com/projects/...lectrolise.htm

    Sulphuric acid is recommended. Remeber that acids are dangerous and need to be handled with care. I seem to recall some nasty results if concentrated sulphuric is just casually added to water.


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    add the acid slowly, and carfully. I find it best to slowly drip it down the side, while coolin under a tap. its very exothermic.
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