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Can eletrolysis be used to separate salt in the sea int o elemental sodium and clorine gas -- somthing like 2NaCl --> 2Na + Cl2 ?

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    It is my understanding that you have to get the water out first, and do the electrolysis in pure molten salt. Otherwise, the products are H2 and O2 gas.

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