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How can you prove that water is a compound?  

  

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How can you prove that water is a compound?

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Water is a compound because if we pass electricity through it then at two different electrodes, we get two different gases i.e., oxygen and hydrogen during electrolysis of water. The ratio of oxygen:
hydrogen is 1 : 2 by number of molecules.
  • The properties of oxygen and hydrogen gases sire entirely different from that of liquid water.
  • The ratio of oxygen: hydrogen combination is always constant i.e., 1: 2 by volume.
  • To separate the components of water, we need electrolytic cell, and it is not a simple process.
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