noun, Physical Chemistry.
the separation of the molecule of an electrolyte into its constituent atoms.
- Electrolytic gas
noun 1. a mixture of two parts of hydrogen and one part of oxygen by volume, formed by the electrolysis of water
noun, Electricity. 1. a current interrupter consisting of a cell with two electrodes that is immersed in an electrolyte such that the passage of current through the cell causes bubbles to form in the electrolyte, the bubbles breaking the circuit.
noun, Metallurgy. 1. removal of metal from a piece by electrolysis.
noun 1. . noun 1. protection of ferrous metals against electrolysis by the attachment of sacrificial anodes. noun 1. (metallurgy) a technique for protecting metal structures, such as steel ships and pipelines, from electrolytic corrosion by making the structure the cathode in a cell, either by applying an electromotive force directly or by putting it […]