Problem: What product(s) forms at the cathode in the electrolysis of an aqueous solution of SnSO4?a. Sn2+b. SnSO4c. Snd.SO42-e. no products formed

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We’re being asked to determine the product that forms at the cathode for the electrolysis of aqueous SnSO4


Recall that the cathode is where reduction occurs while the anode is where oxidation occurs. The dissociation of SnSOin water is as follows:


SnSO4 (aq)  Sn2+(aq) +  SO42-(aq)

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What product(s) forms at the cathode in the electrolysis of an aqueous solution of SnSO4?

a. Sn2+

b. SnSO4

c. Sn

d.SO42-

e. no products formed

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