Castner cell

noun Cast·ner cell \ˈkastnə(r)-\

Definition of Castner cell

  1. 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. 2 :  a cell for making metallic sodium and hydrogen by electrolysis of fused sodium hydroxide

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Origin and Etymology of castner cell

after H.Y.Castner †1899 American chemist

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capable of being understood in two ways

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