I want to experiment with electrolysis. I have two questions:
#1. Why does water require the amount of current that it does to undergo electrolysis? What characteristics does water have which makes it require "x" amount of current to produce "x" number of moles of hydrogen gas.
#2. What is a commonly available electrolyte that would best add to the conductivity of the water? I was thinking just simple simple salt, NaCl. It's cheap, and you can find it anywhere.