Vorce cell

\ ˈvō(ə)rs, -ȯ(ə)rs, -ōəs, -ȯ(ə)s- \

Definition of Vorce cell

: 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

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History and Etymology for Vorce cell

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 1 Oct. 2020.

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