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very cool david
David, I think this is a good way to never understand what happen in that cell! :-)
Who make that impressive animation totally ignore the water ionization.
And the flow of electrons is wrong as well or the poles are wrong ..
Is simple as that: ANODE is the pole where electrons ENTER in a polarized device.
The battery cathode become the cell anode.
Electrons have the - negative sign.
Water will "send" all its H+ ( positive charged )
Is a movement, separation, of protons ( since are not electrons I call proto-lysis) to that pole in order to balance the - negative electric charges present there.
H3O+ Hydronium will be acumulated to that pole - the anode.
OH - Hydroxil will be accumulated to other pole - the cathode.
K+ is the carrier of the - negative charges and play a important role.
Thank you for your valuable master work.
In experiments or looking for more bang out of electrolysis gases. "Animations says Potassium plays no part in electrolysis"... I agree that is true , but it does increase the gases volatility. I do keep trying to spread the word on Potassium Bicarbonate having the best bang for volume of gas so far. I guess maybe I should try a mixture KHCO3 and KOH?