mercury-cathode cell

mercury-cathode cell

[′mər·kyə·rē ¦kath‚ōd ‚sel]
(chemical engineering)
Electrolytic cell used to manufacture chlorine and caustic soda from sodium chloride brine; includes Castner and DeNora cells.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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