High School Activities

Water Electrolysis

This laboratory experiment is designed to give students hands-on experience with running an electrochemical experiment using a 9V battery, water, and air. Learning objectives targeted in the activity include the scientific method, balancing chemical equations, and understanding electrochemical cells. Furthermore, students will gain background on the Haber-Bosch process, an extremely important reaction for supporting the global population, in addition to exploring how scientists think about developing sustainable alternatives. This activity can be extended further to cover additional information regarding acid-base chemistry, chemical equilibria, and scientific communication.


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