Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 20 - Electrochemistry - Exercises - Page 905: 20.90d

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Active metals such as Al are obtained by electrolysis using molten salts rather than aqueous solutions, because water dissociates more quickly as compared to the salt and Hydrogen gas is produced instead of the metal.

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