Parkes process

noun

ˈpärks,
ˈpȧks-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

after Alexander Parkes †1890 English chemist

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“Parkes process.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Parkes%20process. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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