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Re: [Phys-L] Electrolysis under Pressure

A friend has reverted to childhood by wishing to make balloon bombs using
electrolysis of waster. I suggested that compression of the gasses would
"slow" the electrolysis due to the Le Chatelier principle.

This reaction is not in equilibrium, so le Chatelier's principle
doesn't apply. The gas pressure will not effect the electrolysis rate.

Dr. Roy Jensen
Lecturer, Chemistry
E5-33F, University of Alberta