Answer Q no. 10 (c,d)

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  • Electrolysis of aqueous NaCl: 

Here, NaCl and Water H2O both are present and both dissociate as

NaCl -----------> Na+ + Cl-

H2O--------------> H+ + OH-

Reaction as cathode: Both Na+ and H+ will compete for cathode but reaction with higher E0 is preferred

 Na+ + e- ----------> Na  E0 = -2.71 V  (1)

H++ e- -----------> 1/2 H2   E0 = 0.00 V  (2)

Since, (2) has higher value of E0 So, H2 is product deposited at cathode. 

Note-The eqn 2 can also be written as  H2O + e- --------------> 1/2 H2 + OH-

Hence, Hydrogen ion is reduced at the cathode, and not the Sodium ion.

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