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Current during electrolysis

  1. Oct 11, 2006 #1
    I am doing electrolysis with a 9 volt battery. I was wondering if I could control the current or if it just flows at the same rate no matter what. Is there any way to make the current flow faster or slower? Thank you

    Ben Hall
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  3. Oct 11, 2006 #2
    You could make it only slightly faster by making your wires shorter. To make it slower, add a resistor -- Remember V=IR.
  4. Oct 11, 2006 #3


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    The concentration of the electrolyte will also affect the current, since the resistance could change.
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