Why are carbon electrodes neutral in electrolysis of water?

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Jan23-12, 10:05 PM
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What is it about the atomic makeup of carbon electrodes that makes them neutral in electrolysis?
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Most metals easily dissolve in ionic form (unless they are noble metals - but these are expensive). Carbon can be oxidized to carbon dioxide, but this is a slow process, besides, product is a gas, which will easily leave the solution.

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