If you needed to make ultrapure silver from crude silver, where would you collect the pure silver metal in an electrolytic cell?

1 Answer
Jun 14, 2016

Answer:

In an electrolytic cell, the reduction happens on the cathode.

Explanation:

In an electrolytic cell, the reduction happens on the cathode.

Silver crude must be molten or in solution to produce the silver ion #Ag^(+)#, thus, silver can then be reduced as follows:

#Ag^(+)+1e^(-)->Ag#

Here is a video that explains electrolysis in general:
Electrochemistry | Electrolysis, Electrolytic Cell & Electroplating.