The redox reaction in an electrolytic cell is nonspontaneous. Electricity must stimulate the electrolysis response. A good example of an electrolytic cell is shown below, where molten NaCl is electrolyzed to form liquid sodium and chlorine gas. The sodium ions migrate toward the cathode, where they may be reduced to sodium steel. Similarly, chloride ions migrate to the anode and are oxided to form chlorine gas. This type of cell is used to produce sodium and chlorine. The chlorine..