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Homework Help: Faraday's Law and Charge Quantization

  1. Jan 23, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    My textbook indicates the following three important points are confirmed by Faraday's law of electolysis:

    a) matter consists of molecules and molecules consist of atoms
    b) charge is quantized; only integral numbers of charges are transfered to the electrodes
    c) subatomic parts of atoms are positive nd negative charges

    My problem Is that I do not see how Faraday's Law of Eectrolysis shows that charge is quantized.

    2. Relevant equations

    [tex] m = \frac{g * (molar mass)}{96,500C * valence}[/tex]

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Working out problems related to Farday's Law did not help.

    Thank you for your assistance
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Jan 24, 2010 #2


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    What does the term "valence" in the denominator of the equation that you posted stand for? Specifically, what kind of values can it possibly have?
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