Department of Pre-University Education, KarnatakaPUC Karnataka Science Class 12
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How much electricity is required in coulomb for the oxidation of 1 mol of H2O to O2. - Chemistry

How much electricity is required in coulomb for the oxidation of 1 mol of H2O to O2.

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Solution

According to the question,

`H_2O -> H_2 + 1/2O_2`

Now, we can write:

`O^(2-) -> 1/2O_2 + 2e^(-)`

Electricity required for the oxidation of 1 mol of H2O to O2 = 2 F

= 2 × 96487 C

= 192974 C

Concept: Electrolytic Cells and Electrolysis - Products of Electrolysis
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NCERT Class 12 Chemistry Textbook
Chapter 3 Electrochemistry
Q 14.1 | Page 92
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