Faraday's 1st Law of Electrolysis

Description

The mass of a substance altered at an electrode during electrolysis is directly proportional to the quantity of electricity transferred at that electrode. Quantity of electricity refers to the quantity of electrical charge.

Related formulas

Variables

mThe mass of the substance liberated at an electrode (gr)
QThe total electric charge passed through the substance (coulomb)
FFaraday constant
MThe molar mass of the substance (gr/mol)
zThe valency number of ions of the substance (electrons transferred per ion) (dimensionless)