Definition of Mercury cell

1. Noun. A primary cell consisting of a zinc anode and a cathode of mercury oxide and an electrolyte of potassium hydroxide.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mercury Cell

mercurophylline sodium
mercurous chloride
mercurous iodide
mercury-vapor lamp
mercury-vapour lamp
mercury arc
mercury barometer
mercury bichloride
mercury biniodide
mercury cell (current term)
mercury chloride
mercury compounds
mercury deutoiodide
mercury fulminate
mercury isotopes
mercury poisoning
mercury protoiodide
mercury radioisotopes
mercury subsalicylate
mercury thermometer
mercury vapor lamp
mercy bucket

Literary usage of Mercury cell

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1. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"The advantages of the mercury cell are : (1) the purity of both the chlorine and the caustic alkali produced, which are very important advantages ; (2) the ..."

2. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"The current efficiency of the modern mercury cell is stated to be not less than 90 pc, and the voltage required 4-3 volts. ..."

3. The Mineral Industry (1902)
"... described during the past year laboratory investigations with a new form of mercury cell in which a falling stream of mercury is used as cathode between ..."

4. A Practical Introduction to Medical Electricity by Armand de Watteville (1884)
"Trouv6, of Paris, has made an ingenious portable mercury cell which enters into action only when turned upside down. The cell is hermetical, and very well ..."

5. Dental Electro-therapeutics by Ernest Sturridge (1918)
"Leclanche Wet and Dry Cells—Smee Cell—Bichromate of Potash Cell— Persulphate of mercury cell—Bunsen Cell—Grove Cell—Daniell Cell— Secondary Batteries or ..."

6. Electricity: Its Theory, Sources, and Applications by John T. Sprague (1884)
"THE SULPHATE OF mercury cell.—This, which is called from its inventor, the Marie-Davy ... CLARK'S mercury cell. — This was devised by Mr. Latimer Clark, ..."

7. The Applications of Electrolysis in Chemical Industry by Arthur James Hale (1918)
"The advantages of the mercury cell are— (1) Concentrated soda liquor can be obtained ... On the other hand it is claimed by mercury cell advocates that the ..."

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