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What Happens When a Concentrated Solution of Sodium Chloride (Brine) is Electrolysed? Write the Equation of the Reaction Involved. - Science

 What happens when a concentrated solution of sodium chloride (brine) is electrolysed? Write the equation of the reaction involved.

 

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Solution

When electricity is passed through a concentrated solution of sodium chloride called brine, the solution decomposes to form sodium hydroxide, chlorine and hydrogen.

`2 NaCl(aq) + 2 H_2O (l)`  `2 NaOH (aq) + Cl_2 (g) + H_2 (g)`

Concept: Ph of Salts
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Lakhmir Singh Class 10 Chemistry (Science)
Chapter 2 Acids, Bases and Salts
Q 49.1 | Page 98
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