Flexible carbon electrodes

Bendy carbon fibres

Carbon fibres can be used as flexible electrodes in high school electrolysis experiments. Here is an example showing the electrolysis of aqueous silver nitrate solution.

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Cathode in the middle, anode around the outside

Silver grows out from the centre in all directions.

Go micro and have fun with flexible carbon electrodes.

 

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