Getting more reaction

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Old 12-26-10, 06:24 PM
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Getting more reaction

I'm trying to cause electrolysis by using two stainless steel rods submersed in ordinary tap water. I've used a 12 volt battery with 200 cold cranking amps but I wasn't very impressed with the result. I don't know how to get more of a reaction to take place without an additive like lie. How can I create more of a reaction? Do I need to increase the current somehow or what? I am unsure of what to do. Any help would be appreciated greatly!!
 
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Old 12-26-10, 10:41 PM
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You need to increase the voltage to get a bigger reaction, however doing so also increases the danger of this experiment. You can add salt to the water which creates a nice visual effect as the anode will produce chlorine gas instead of oxygen. It does look pretty cool though because the gas will be bright yellow if you collect it in an upside-down test tube over the anode. Using hot water will also increase the rate of electrolysis.
 
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