Vorce cell

noun

ˈvō(ə)rs,
-ȯ(ə)rs,
-ōəs,
-ȯ(ə)s-
: a cylindrical cell that has graphite anodes and a steel cathode with an asbestos diaphragm and that is used for making sodium hydroxide and chlorine by electrolysis of sodium chloride

Word History

Etymology

after Lafayette Denton Vorce †1953 American chemical engineer

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“Vorce cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vorce%20cell. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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