Copper - oxidation and reduction

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Why the electrical purification of copper involves both an oxidation and a reduction process.
 

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uart
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You understand that the electrical purification requires both an anode and a cathode. Can you explain where the impure copper goes (anode or cathode) and what reaction is taking place there?
 
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Borek
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Ah, nothing like doing someones homework.
 
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uart
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Yeah I guess it does look like a bit like homework, I'll edit the answer. :eek:

Posts like this where there's almost no effort on the part of the user to elaborate on any aspect of the question are usually suspect.
 

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