Problem: During the electrolysis of an aqueous solution of CuSO 4 using inert electrodes, (A) the anode loses mass and the cathode gains mass. (B) the mass of the anode decreases but the mass of the cathode remains constant. (C) the mass of the anode remains the same but the cathode gains mass. (D) the anode and the cathode neither gain nor lose mass.

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During the electrolysis of an aqueous solution of CuSO 4 using inert electrodes,

(A) the anode loses mass and the cathode gains mass.

(B) the mass of the anode decreases but the mass of the cathode remains constant.

(C) the mass of the anode remains the same but the cathode gains mass.

(D) the anode and the cathode neither gain nor lose mass.

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