FARADAY’S LAWS ( FIRST LAW & SECOND LAW)



FARADAY’S LAWS

Michael Faraday (1832) made a quantitative study of the relation between the amount of electrolysis produced by the current and the quantity of electricity. His conclusions may be expressed in the form of two laws of electrolysis:

FARADAY’S FIRST LAW

According to this law, the mass of a substance involved in any reaction at the electrodes is directly proportional to the quantity of electricity passed through the electrolytic solution. Mathematically:

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FARADAY’S SECOND LAW

This law states that the weights of different substances produced by thesame quantity of electricity are proportional to the equivalent weights of the substances. This law can also be stated as: The same quantity of electricity will produce chemically equivalent quantities.”

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