Parkes process

\ ˈpärks, ˈpȧks- \

Definition of Parkes process

: the principal process of desilverizing lead in which zinc is added to molten lead and the silver and gold are absorbed in an alloy of zinc, lead, and silver that rises to the top and is skimmed off

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History and Etymology for Parkes process

after Alexander Parkes †1890 English chemist

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“Parkes process.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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