[SOLVED] Kinetics of Electrolysis Can you help me with this problem? Assumptions: 1- Electrolysis of seawater at 1,000 ft. 2- Gases are generated having buoyancy, probably chlorine, hydrogen, oxygen 3- Gases are captured as they rise and mechanically converted to electrical energy to power electrolysis Question: Does the potential for work provided by the kinetic energy from the liberated gas exceed the energy required to sustain the electrolysis at 1,000... or greater ? Example: Assume you have a large boulder on a mountain side ready to fall with a small push. The "potential" release of energy is greater than the energy required to start the boulder rolling. I am thinking of the bubble as the boulder and the depth of the ocean as the mountain with electrolysis giving the "push" As the bubble is "pushed up the mountain" it's velocity will increase, mass will remain basically unchanged or slightly diminished. The amount of energy required to produce the initial "push" is fixed. But the height of the mountain and the "potential" for work can be changed by making the mountain taller or the reaction deeper without the need to increase the push.