Student Electrolysis Apparatus
A simple and affordable Electrolysis Apparatus used to make Hydrogen and Oxygen gas from water - ideal for student use. Clearly demonstrates how Hydrogen & Oxygen gas are produced by passing DC current through water. Use any 6 to 12 volt DC power source. 12 volt batteries, solar panels or any low voltage DC power source will work. The Student Electrolysis Apparatus consists of binding posts mounted on a nonconductive block wired to two heavy gauge, sealed wires with pure Platinum electrodes. The Platinum electrodes are immune to corrosion so they will not be consumed or break down and contaminate the water like other materials will. The unit will operate in any container, but fits perfectly in a 1,000 ml beaker. It is available alone (for use with your own container) or complete with a 1,000 ml beaker. When filled with water & powered, the unit will break down water into Hydrogen & Oxygen gases, each one collecting in its respective test tube. When full, the Hydrogen test tube can be carefully lifted out, quickly inverted and lit with a flame. This produces a small explosion (a 'pop') proving the presence of a flammable gas. For proper operation, the unit requires the addition of a small amount of an electrolyte to make the water more conductive such as: Potassium Hydroxide, Sulfuric Acid, Sodium Chloride, etc.
Full Instructions Included.