# What ions result when water is split?

##### 1 Answer
Oct 12, 2016

Hydrogen ions (${H}^{+}$) and Hydroxyl ions ($O {H}^{-}$).

#### Explanation:

When water is split, using an electrolyte and electrodes, initially Hydrogen ions (${H}^{+}$) or protons and Hydroxyl ions ($O {H}^{-}$) are produced.

These gravitate to the respective electrodes where ${H}_{2}$ and ${O}_{2}$ molecules (gas) are formed.