Bunsen cell

Bunsen cell
An early electrical battery using zinc and graphite in dilute chromic acid
See Also: Bunsen pile

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  • Bunsen cell — Bun sen cell (Elec.) A zinc carbon cell in which the zinc (amalgamated) is surrounded by dilute sulphuric acid, and the carbon by nitric acid or a chromic acid mixture, the two plates being separated by a porous cup. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bunsen cell — The Bunsen cell is a zinc carbon primary cell (colloquially called a battery ) composed of a zinc anode in dilute sulfuric acid separated by a porous pot from a carbon cathode in nitric or chromic acid. Cell details The Bunsen cell voltage is… …   Wikipedia

  • Bunsen — may refer to: *Christian Bunsen (1770–1837), chief librarian of Göttingen and professor of modern philology, father of Robert Bunsen *Christian Charles Josias Bunsen (1791–1860), Prussian diplomat and scholar *Frances Bunsen (1791 1876), or… …   Wikipedia

  • Bunsen Burner —    , BUNSENITE    Robert Wilhelm Bunsen (1811 1899) was a professor of chemistry at the University of Heidelberg for thirty seven years. He is credited with having invented the Bunsen burner, but other scientists helped in its design. Together… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Bunsen pile — noun An early electrical battery using multiple cells of zinc and graphite in dilute chromic acid See Also: Bunsen cell …   Wiktionary

  • Bunsen , Robert Wilhelm — (1811–1899) German chemist Bunsen, the son of a professor of linguistics, gained his doctorate at the university in his native city of Göttingen (1830) with a thesis on hygrometers. After an extensive scientific tour in Europe, he became a… …   Scientists

  • Bunsen, Robert Wilhelm — ▪ German chemist born March 31, 1811, Göttingen, Westphalia [Germany] died Aug. 16, 1899, Heidelberg, Baden  German chemist who, with Gustav Kirchhoff, about 1859 observed that each element emits a light of characteristic wavelength. These… …   Universalium

  • Bunsen's — Battery Bat ter*y, n.; pl. {Batteries}. [F. batterie, fr. battre. See {Batter}, v. t.] 1. The act of battering or beating. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) The unlawful beating of another. It includes every willful, angry and violent, or negligent… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Robert Bunsen — Infobox Scientist box width = 300px name = Robert Bunsen |200px image width = 200px caption = birth date = birth date|1811|3|31|df=y birth place = Göttingen, Germany death date = death date and age|1899|8|16|1811|3|31|df=y death place =… …   Wikipedia

  • Electrochemical cell — A demonstration electrochemical cell setup resembling the Daniell cell. The two half cells are linked by a salt bridge carrying ions between them. Electrons flow in the external circuit. An electrochemical cell is a device capable of either… …   Wikipedia

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