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Following reactions occur at cathode during the electrolysis of aqueous sodium chloride solution:

Na+(aq) + e ⟶ Na (s) E0 =  2.71 V

H+(aq) + e ⟶ `1/2`  H2 (g) E0 = 0.00 V

On the basis of their standard reduction electrode potential (E0) values, which reaction is feasible at the cathode and why?

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Solution for concept: Electrolytic Cells and Electrolysis - Introduction. For the courses 12th CBSE (Arts), 12th CBSE (Commerce), 12th CBSE (Science), 12th HSC Science (Computer Science), 12th HSC Science (Electronics), 12th HSC Science (General) , PUC Karnataka Science
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