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Solution: Identify those elements that can be prepared by electrolysis of their aqueous salts: strontium, gold, tin, chlorine.

Problem

Identify those elements that can be prepared by electrolysis of their aqueous salts: strontium, gold, tin, chlorine.

Solution

We're asked to identify which of the given elements: strontium, gold, tin, chlorine can be prepared by electrolysis of their aqueous salts.  

Recall that Electrolysis will only occur if the standard reduction potential, E° is higher than that of water. 

We will first determine the standard reduction potentials of the given elements and for water (values can be found in textbooks or online). 

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