Investigation of the effect of magnetism on copper and iron electrolysis

Öztekin, Ali Barış (2012) Investigation of the effect of magnetism on copper and iron electrolysis. Other thesis, TED Ankara College Foundation High School.

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Electrolysis has various real life applications in many different areas. It is used in the production many active metals, such as aluminum, and in automobile industry to fortify the metal used in the bodies of cars. Electrolysis is also important for space programs and military, where the electrolysis of water is used to produce necessary oxygen for the personnel in some vehicles such as spacecrafts and submarines. Since the rate of electrolysis is very important for these areas, a new method that increases the rate would benefit many areas that use the electrolysis in the process. This investigation is concerned with the effect of magnetism on the rate of electrolysis. For speeding up electrolysis for the areas mentioned earlier. The aim was to determine the effect of magnetic field with different magnitudes on the rate of electrolysis of copper and iron at a constant voltage, pressure with the same concentration of CuSO4 solution in 3 minutes. Two separate circuit systems were used, one being the electrolysis and other being the electromagnet. The experimentation process of the investigations consists of two parts. First experiment was carried out and the results showed an increase in the rate of electrolysis as the magnetic field increased. The second experiment was carried out to explain the gathered data in the first experiment in the light of Faraday’s Laws of Electrolysis, since the raw results from the first experiment needed to be expanded to be applicable to the Faraday’s Law. After the necessary calculations from the first experiment and data collection from the second experiment, the results were consistent with the Faraday’s Law. The final analysis showed that the increase in the strength of the magnetic field has increased the rate of electrolysis exponentially by changing the current of the electrolysis circuit.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Additional Information: Supervisor: Serenay Tarhan Güler, IB Notu: A
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electrolysis, the effect of magnetism, CuSO4, Faraday’s Laws
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Depositing User: Kamil Çömlekçi
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2012 11:06
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2019 09:59

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