electromotive series


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electromotive series

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(Chemistry) chem a series of the metals, together with hydrogen, ranged in the order of their electrode potentials
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Noun1.electromotive series - a serial arrangement of metallic elements or ions according to their electrode potentials determined under specified conditions; the order shows the tendency of one metal to reduce the ions of any other metal below it in the series
series - similar things placed in order or happening one after another; "they were investigating a series of bank robberies"
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Reduction of hydrogen is an unlikely cathodic reaction because hydrogen is more active than copper in the electromotive series. In the present results, neither pH nor glycerol concentration affected the shape of the cathodic branch (Figures 3(a)-3(c)), indicating that pH and glycerol did not influence cathodic reaction type.
The effect of cations above hydrogert in the electromotive series on experimental caries in the Syrian hamster.
The second method uses galvanic anodes that have a natural difference of potential (higher in the electromotive series), such as magnesium or zinc.