spark explosion method

spark explosion method

[′spärk ik′splō·zhən ‚meth·əd]
(analytical chemistry)
A technique for the analysis of hydrogen; the sample is mixed with an oxidant and exploded by a spark or hot wire, and the combustion products are then analyzed.
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