Quantitative electrolysis of aqueous copper(II) sulfate

Description

This demonstration is designed to find the value of the Faraday constant. The amount of electric charge carried by one mole of electrons. This will be done with the electrolysis of aqueous copper(II) sulfate and weighed copper electrodes.
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The student worksheet to accompany the quantitative electrolysis of copper(II) sulfate demonstration experiment.

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This is a resource from the Practical Chemistry project, developed by the Nuffield Foundation and the Royal Society of Chemistry. This collection of over 200 practical activities demonstrates a wide range of chemical concepts and processes. Each activity contains comprehensive information for teachers and technicians, including full technical notes and step-by-step procedures. Practical Chemistry activities accompany Practical Physics and Practical Biology.