What type of reaction is elctrolysis of hydrogen and oxygen?

1 Answer
Aug 30, 2016

Perhaps you mean the electrolysis of water to give hydrogen and oxygen?


#H_2O(l) rarr H_2(g) +1/2O_2(g)#

As written, this is a decomposition reaction. It requires energy (usually in the form of electrical energy) to perform the decomposition.