Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Anion Vs Cation

Anion: The Ion that is negatively charged and attracted to the anode (Positive electrode) in electrolysis is Anion.  Example: (O2-), sulfide (S2-), fluoride (F-), chloride (Cl-), bromide (Br-), iodide (I-), nitride (N3-) and hydride (H-)
Cation: The Ion that is Positively charged and attracted to the Cathode (Negative electrode) in electrolysis is Cation.  Examples: Na (+), Fe (+)

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