Electrolysis and Fuel Cells

This list contains resources for teaching about electrolysis and fuels cells at key stage 4.

The section of the syllabus on electrolysis and fuel cells has considerable overlap with a number of other sections. For example. the extraction of reactive metals, their purification, and the uses of metals in plating all depend on electrolytic cells. In addition rechargeable batteries (actually cells) can be understood in terms of the reversibility of the reaction involved in generation of power.

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