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Downs Cell for the Production of Sodium

Key Concepts

Downs Cell

Schematic Diagram of the Downs Cell:

(positive carbon electrode)
oxidation at anode
2Cl-(l) Cl2(g) + 2e-
(negative iron electrode)
reduction at cathode
2Na+(l) + 2e- 2Na(l)

Overall REDOX Reaction: 2Cl-(l) + 2Na+(l) Cl2(g) + 2Na(l)

Schematic Diagram of Electrode Arrangement:

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Uses for Sodium

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