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Concept: Electrolysis of a Metal Salt

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Consider the electrolysis of molten magnesium chloride.

What information is NOT needed in order to calculate the mass of magnesium metal that is plated out in the electrolytic cell?

A

The cell potential.

B

The oxidation state of magnesium in magnesium chloride.

C

The amount of current passed.

D

The amount of time the current was passed.