# Na metal. Cannot be obtained by electrolysis of aQeous solution of Nacl

Na metal. Cannot be obtained by electrolysis of aQeous solution of Nacl

During the electrolysis of NaCl Solution $Na^{+} , Cl^{-}$ and water are present.

Due to low reduction potential, Na ions are not reduced at cathode. Instead, H+ are reduced and H2 is obtained

Hence Na metal. Cannot be obtained by electrolysis of aqueous solution of Nacl