American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A chemical compound that ionizes when dissolved or molten to produce an electrically conductive medium.
- n. Physiology Any of various ions, such as sodium, potassium, or chloride, required by cells to regulate the electric charge and flow of water molecules across the cell membrane.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A compound which is decomposable, or is subjected to decomposition, by an electric current.
- n. chemistry a substance that, in solution or when molten, ionizes and conducts electricity
- n. physiology any of the various ions (such as sodium or chloride) that regulate the electric charge on cells and the flow of water across their membranes
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Physics & Chem.) A compound decomposable, or subjected to decomposition, by an electric current.
- n. a solution that conducts electricity
“An electrolyte is an electrically charged mineral that acts as a chemical messenger, carrying electrical impulses from nerves that control tissue function and movement.”
“Compared to glass batteries, a battery electrolyte is a paste, will not spill, easy to carry, so entrance to a far-reaching operation of applications.”
“Batteries and capacitors can be combined in any way desirable simply by controlling where the electrolyte is placed and where the second sheet of paper is placed.”
“University, Department of Medicine, in electrolyte research.”
“In a battery, all of this surface could ideally be exposed to the electrolyte, which is the media through which ions transfer from electrode to electrode the key to battery operation.”
“Best of all, it's a myth that one should drink Gatorade while exercising: The so-called electrolyte replacement drinks contain electrolytes, sodium and potassium.”
“Lithium ion uses a liquid electrolyte, which is commonly sealed in a battery cell a little larger than a AA battery.”
“Since the electrolyte is a solid, the cells do not have to be constructed in the plate-like configuration typical of other fuel cell types.”
“The electrolyte is a mixture of 160 g deuterium oxide (D O) plus various metal salts in 0.2 g amounts each: FeSO.”
“_ Fig. 32 represents a vessel in which the electrolyte is a solution of sodium chloride (NaCl).”
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