Electrolysis 6V battery

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I’m trying to use a 6V battery to produce electrolysis.
I’m assuming 6V is a suitable battery for such process. The terminals on this type of battery are different from what I’ve seen on other types. The positive terminal is “capped” with black plastic. With this cap intact, would I be able to generate electrolysis?
 

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I’m assuming 6V is a suitable battery for such process. The terminals on this type of battery are different from what I’ve seen on other types. The positive terminal is “capped” with black plastic. With this cap intact, would I be able to generate electrolysis?
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Excuse me. The cap is on the negative terminal.
 
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What is the cap made of? Plastic? Or something metallic?
 
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Summary:: I’m trying to use a 6V battery to produce electrolysis.

I’m assuming 6V is a suitable battery for such process.
Google is your freiend: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrolysis_of_water

Summary:: I’m trying to use a 6V battery to produce electrolysis.

The terminals on this type of battery are different from what I’ve seen on other types. The positive terminal is “capped” with black plastic. With this cap intact, would I be able to generate electrolysis?
Of course not. You need to melt that plastic electrode cover off with a blowtorch without blowing up the battery. Let us know how it goes for you... :wink:
 
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Excuse my retardation. The cap is plastic and it’s a removable safety feature. I was trying to figure it out without unwrapping it.
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Okay, no blowtorch required. :wink:

Just attach your electrolysis electrodes to the battery with the correct polarity, and you should see bubbles from the electrolysis reaction (Rx).
 
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Be nice. 😉
 

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