Castner cell


Cast·​ner cell
: a rocking cell with a layer of mercury on the bottom for making sodium hydroxide and chlorine by electrolysis of sodium chloride solution
: a cell for making metallic sodium and hydrogen by electrolysis of fused sodium hydroxide

Word History


after H.Y.Castner †1899 American chemist

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“Castner cell.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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