B. Generating Hydrogen

Instructions (Part I): Carefully view the below video to learn how to “split” water molecules into individual hydrogen and oxygen diatomic molecules using the process of electrolysis. This process will be used to generated the hydrogen needed for your Fuel Cell car! 

Instructions (Part II): Use the materials provided to build your own electrolysis experiment. Carefully observe the production of hydrogen gas and oxygen gas as shown in the video. Try reversing the direction of the battery and notice how the bubbles change. What do you think is happening when you do this?