For 1 mole of H2 (g) produced, how many moles of electrons are transferred in the electrolysis of water?
In the electrolysis of water, it breaks down into oxygen and hydrogen. The well-balanced chemical equation for this reaction can be written as:
`2H_2O (l) -> 2H_2 (g) + O_2 (g)`
Using stoichiometry, 2 moles of water produces 2 moles of hydrogen gas and 1 mole of oxygen gas.
This reaction takes place in an electrolytic cell.
Hydrogen has an oxidation state of +1...
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