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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“Castner cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Castner%20cell. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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