While it sounds good sk8t, it does not really work that way. (TMI: water is covalently bonded, not ionically -- but the bonds are partially negative and partially positive).
As I recall from high school chemistry, pure water is not a good conductor of electricity. You need to add electrolytes (salts) for it to conduct well.
Splitting water with electricity into hydrogen and oxygen (electrolysis) is not that simple. I believe the right electrolyte is needed.
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i guess all i can say is my mind wanders in mysterious ways, no one else gets it.
so i had to share it on the one place i could and that's here, thanks for the thoughts,
And yep i know about covalent v's ionic bonding.
if the polarity of water can be used for capillary action????? but that's on a super small scale of attraction.
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Water can split if you hook up two pieces of metal to a power supply and stick them in a jar of water. It takes less than 8 volts. I work for a water desalination company and we deal with stuff like this a lot. It really doesn't produce that many bubbles though so it's probably not the best idea to go off of haha
Are you placing the elctrodes in pure water or water with some "salt (electrolyte)" in it.
If you put electrodes in water containing dissolved table salt (NaCl), you will get Chorine gas (toxic).
when we did this I believe we used tap water. So it wasn't pure, but still had other stuff in it. Our tap water here in san clemente isn't the best haha
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