Leclanche cell

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Leclanché cell

(Electrical Engineering) electrical engineering a primary cell with a carbon anode, surrounded by crushed carbon and manganese dioxide in a porous container, immersed in an electrolyte of aqueous ammonium chloride into which the zinc cathode dips. The common dry battery is a form of Leclanché cell
[C19: named after Georges Leclanché (1839–82), French engineer]
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Noun1.Leclanché cell - voltaic cell that produces approximately 1.5 voltsLeclanche cell - voltaic cell that produces approximately 1.5 volts
dry cell - a small Leclanche cell containing no free liquid; the electrolyte is a paste and the negative zinc pole forms the container of the cell; used in flashlights, portable radios, etc.
galvanic cell, primary cell, voltaic cell - an electric cell that generates an electromotive force by an irreversible conversion of chemical to electrical energy; cannot be recharged
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However, it took some further 70 years beyond the date of his discovery for practical batteries to become widely available: the Pb-acid battery by Plante, the Leclanche cell and the Ni-Fe or Ni-Cd batteries by Edison and Jungner.
Both cells employ zinc and manganese dioxide as electrode material, but in contrast to the Leclanche cell, the alkali-manganese cells use highly concentrated KOH solution containing ZnO as the electrolyte.