• Question: How to split water molecules

    Asked by Whatever to Philip, Maxime, Jake, Ann, Annette, Amy Heather on 12 Nov 2019.
    • Photo: Maxime Savatier

      Maxime Savatier answered on 12 Nov 2019:

      You can split water molecules by a method called electrolysis. It uses electricity to transform water in two gases, hydrogen and oxygen.

    • Photo: Amy Heather Fitzpatrick

      Amy Heather Fitzpatrick answered on 21 Nov 2019:

      So water can be split using eletrolysis, using electricity. Photosynthesis, so converting suns light into energy, like in plants, also splits water molecules. A form of electrolysis, called artificial photosynthesis or solar panels, also creates energy by splitting water molecules in the process. Thermolysis, splits water molecules by using very hot temperatures to break the strong bonds between oxygen and hydrogen. There are also nuclear methods and radioactive methods of splitting water, but I think they are mainly used in research