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Homework Help: Surface area of the node during Electrolysis

  1. Oct 23, 2006 #1
    While doing electrolysis, Will the surface area of the node effect how much hydrogen is produced? Will it effect how well the current can pass through the water? Thank you
     
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  3. Oct 23, 2006 #2

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    It will not affect how much hydrogen is produced but it will affect the rate at which it is produced. Yes, generally larger electrodes will produce a larger current, however; if I remember correctly it is the current desnity that is more critical in electrolysis.
     
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