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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Electrodes (Pt disc, Ag/Agcl and Pt Wire) are then dipped in the solution and voltammograms with and without depolarizer were recorded.
It features rapid, reliable switching from orthoscopy to conoscopy, and the stand for conoscopic examinations includes an integrated depolarizer and a rotary analyzer.
[1a] Thermal injury causes resistance to the effect of non- depolarizers, occurs approximately 10 days post injury, peaks at about 40 days and declines after approximately 60 days.
These ionic species are excellent cathodic depolarizers and rate controlling, thus accelerate cathodic reduction kinetics involved in the electrochemical process.