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Electrolysis of molten AgNO3?

Question asked by Angelo L'abate on Feb 6, 2019
Latest reply on Feb 7, 2019 by Steven Cooke

Is that possible? The problem assigned in class didnt give information about the electrodes, and it asked about the formation of Ag(s). The problem itself was easy, but I realized that this electrolysis can't happen, because of the fact that all the possible reactions are reductions:

NO3(-) + 4H(+) + 3e(-) ----> NO + 2H2O

Ag(+) + e(-) ------> Ag

Besides, E° of NO3(-) is higher, so it should be the one doing the reduction. Maybe it cant do it because there no acid?

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