Electrolysis

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In chemistry and manufacturing, electrolysis (from the Greek λύσις [lýsis] "to separate" and ἤλεκτρον [ɛː́lektron] "amber") is a method of using a direct electric current (DC) to drive an otherwise non-spontaneous chemical reaction. Electrolysis is commercially highly important as a stage in the separation of elements from naturally occurring sources such as ores using an electrolytic cell.

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