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Problem: Current is applied to an aqueous solution of calcium bromide.What is produced at the cathode?a) H2(g)b) Ca(s)c) Br2(l)d) O2(g)What is produced at the anode?a) H2(g)b) Ca(s)c) Br2(l)d) O2(g)

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In this problem, we are asked to determine the product in the cathode and the anode when current is applied to an aqueous solution of calcium bromide.


When current is applied to CaBr2 it would dissociate into its individual ions:

CaBr2(aq) → Ca2+(aq) + 2 Br(aq)

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Current is applied to an aqueous solution of calcium bromide.

What is produced at the cathode?

a) H2(g)

b) Ca(s)

c) Br2(l)

d) O2(g)


What is produced at the anode?

a) H2(g)

b) Ca(s)

c) Br2(l)

d) O2(g)

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