Bunsen cell

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Robert Wilhelm Bunsen (1811—1899) German chemist


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A primary cell devised by Robert Bunsen consisting of a zinc cathode immersed in dilute sulphuric acid and a carbon anode immersed in concentrated nitric acid. The electrolytes are separated by a porous pot. The cell gives an e.m.f. of about 1.9 volts.

Subjects: Chemistry — Physics.

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