Clark cell


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Clark cell

(klɑːk)
n
(General Physics) physics a cell having a mercury cathode surrounded by a paste of mercuric sulphate and a zinc anode in a saturated solution of zinc sulphate. Formerly used as a standard, its emf is 1.4345 volts
[C19: named after Hosiah Clark (died 1898), English scientist]
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Noun1.Clark cell - a form of voltaic cell once used as a standard for electromotive forceClark cell - a form of voltaic cell once used as a standard for electromotive force
standard cell - a primary cell used as a standard of electromotive force
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The difference comes from the elimination of constant maintenance and replacement parts for Galvanic cell or Clark cell units.