Electrolysis in ionic substances

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That's a logical conclusion, isn't it? Sodium spontaneously reacts with water, if it would be an electrolysis product it would react with water immediately - so either it can't be a product, or even if it is, it reacts immediately and disappears (so it is not a product of the process).

ummmm ur saying it reacts but if it did it would be a product yet its not a product??i'm sorry i know i'm slow.>.<


I must say you've lost me. Sodium is not a base, sodium is a metal. You were just shown how it behaves in water, you wrote a correct reaction equation (no H+ between products), now you write things as if you have never seen your own earlier posts.

yeah i must admit i have no idea what i'm writing either. haiz.
 
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ummmm ur saying it reacts but if it did it would be a product yet its not a product??

Even if it would be produced, it would be consumed by another process, so after you would finish the experiment, there would be no traces of sodium.
 
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oh i c!! so hyrdrogen gas is produced instead?
 
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Yes :smile:
 

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