See more categories

Water Electrolysis & Hydrogen Electrolysers – Fact Sheet

Year Level(s) Years 8-10
Subject Area(s) Science General Science
Topic(s) Electrolysis Water Electrolysis Hydrogen Production Electrolysers Electrolytic Cells Non-spontaneous Chemical Reactions Anode and Cathode Half Reactions Energy Transformations
Resource Type Fact Sheet

This sheet provides a concise explanation of electrolysis and in more detail the electrolysis of water.  It includes information, diagrams and the half reactions of the three main types of electrolyser cells used to produce hydrogen from the electrolysis of water.

Educational Value Statement

  • Describes electrolysis, in particular water electrolysis.
  • Describes and illustrates the three types of electrolyser cells used in water electrolysis for hydrogen production. 
  • Explains the half reactions that occur at the anodes and cathodes for each type of electrolyser.
  • Can be downloaded as a PDF File.


Key Learning Objectives

  • Students describe electrolysis.
  • Students identify the half reactions that occur at the anodes and cathodes for each type of electrolyser. 
  • Students can understand that there are three different electrolyser cells for water electrolysis.
  • Students can understand that there are different processes by which hydrogen gas can be produce though electrolysis.


Strands

  • Science Understanding: Chemical sciences

 

Australian Curriculum Content Statements

Science: ACSSU155(8); ACSSU225 (8); ACSSU178 (9); ACSSU179 (9); ACSSU187 (10); ACSSU190 (10)


Water Electrolysis & Hydrogen Electrolysers Fact Sheet

    File Type
    PDF
    File Size
    1 MB

« back to listing


close

File Download Enquiry

Submit