July 5, 2022

An electrolytic solution (Electrolyte Solution) is a solution with electrical conductivity made by dissolving an ionic substance in a polar solvent such as water. It is also called an electrolyte solution, and in English it is also called an Ionic solution, so it is also called an ionic solution. In a narrow sense, it refers to an aqueous electrolyte solution placed in a battery or electroplating tank. On the other hand, a liquid that does not contain a solvent and consists only of ions is called an ionic liquid or a molten salt and is distinguished.

Principle of electrical conduction

When an ionic substance is dissolved in a polar solvent, it dissociates into positive and negative ions. Conductivity is exhibited by the movement of these positive and negative ions as charge carriers (charge carriers). When an electrode is placed in the electrolytic solution, positive (plus) ions move to the negative (minus) pole, and negative (minus) ions move to the positive (plus) pole. Electroplating utilizes this property.

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ion plating Electrolysis Ionic liquid Electrolytes