Castner cell

noun
Cast·​ner cell | \ˈkastnə(r)-\

Definition of Castner cell 

1 : a rocking cell with a layer of mercury on the bottom for making sodium hydroxide and chlorine by electrolysis of sodium chloride solution

2 : a cell for making metallic sodium and hydrogen by electrolysis of fused sodium hydroxide

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History and Etymology for Castner cell

after H.Y.Castner †1899 American chemist

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