What ions result when water is split?

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Oct 12, 2016

Answer:

Hydrogen ions (#H^+#) and Hydroxyl ions (#OH^-#).

Explanation:

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

These gravitate to the respective electrodes where #H_2# and #O_2# molecules (gas) are formed.