# Electrolysis of molten sodium chloride [closed]

Can somebody explain me the electrolysis of molten $$\ce{NaCl}$$ via electrode potential?

Reduction potential of $$\ce{Cl-}$$ is -1.36 V, while sodium metal is -2.76 V, but still sodium is reduced and not $$\ce{Cl-}.$$

• Cl- can't be reduced. What is dead may never die, they say. Same story here. Aug 29, 2019 at 9:42
• @andselisk, random capitalization is a typical writing problem among South Asians. I see this everyday. There is no concept of capital letters in the alphabetical system and definite articles. Aug 29, 2019 at 12:59
• @M.Farooq Oh, thank you, I wasn't aware of that. How interesting. Aug 29, 2019 at 13:09