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The following electrolytic cell is a representation of the process used to purify copper metal. How does it work?
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Impure copper is oxidized at the anode, and pure copper is reduced at the cathode. Impurities dissolve into solution.



▸ Impure copper is oxidized at the cathode, and pure copper is reduced at the anode. Impurities dissolve into solution.

▸ Impure copper is oxidized at the anode, and pure copper dissolves into solution. Impurities remain on the cathode.

▸ Impure copper is oxidized at the cathode, and pure copper dissolves into solution. Impurities remain on the anode.

▸ Impure copper precipitates from solution onto the cathode, and pure copper remains on the anode.
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