depolarizer


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depolarizer

[dē′pō·lə‚rīz·ər]
(physical chemistry)
A substance added to the electrolyte of a primary cell to prevent excessive buildup of hydrogen bubbles by combining chemically with the hydrogen gas as it forms. Also known as battery depolarizer.
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These ionic species are excellent cathodic depolarizers and rate controlling, thus accelerate cathodic reduction kinetics involved in the electrochemical process.
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