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If i found a calcium salt that is soluble in acetone or ethyl acetate, which are polar aprotic solvents, and attempted electrolysis, what would happen? Since polar aprotic solvents are used in metal-air batteries I don't think there would be a reaction between the newly formed metal and solvent. At the same time, no one uses such method industrially. Maybe it's just inefficient, or maybe it doesn't work?

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  • $\begingroup$ nature.com/articles/183816a0 $\endgroup$ – Mithoron Jul 22 at 0:06
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    $\begingroup$ Hmm, there was a very similar q. recently... Why you guys think about solvents that can be reduced? $\endgroup$ – Mithoron Jul 22 at 0:17

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