from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chemical change, especially decomposition, produced in an electrolyte by an electric current.
- n. Destruction of living tissue, especially of hair roots, by means of an electric current applied with a needle-shaped electrode.
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- n. the chemical change produced by passing an electric current through a conducting solution or a molten salt
- n. the destruction of hair roots by means of an electric current
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or process of chemical decomposition, by the action of electricity
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The decomposition of a chemical compound, called the electrolyte, into its constituent parts by an electric current.
- n. In surgery, the destruction of tumors, cicatricial bands, calculi, and other pathological formations by means of the electric current.
- n. The number of ions set free in a given time is proportional to the strength of the current The current is carried through the electrolyte by the motion of ions possessing electric charges, and the ions of each element carry an unalterable charge of electricity; increase of current therefore involves an increase in the number of ions liberated.
- n. If the same current be passed simultaneously through several cells in series, containing different electrolytes, the weight of the ions liberated in each cell is equal to the total quantity of electricity conveyed, multiplied by the electrochemical equivalent of the ions of that cell.
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- n. (chemistry) a chemical decomposition reaction produced by passing an electric current through a solution containing ions
- n. removing superfluous or unwanted hair by passing an electric current through the hair root
As a result, electrolysis is for many a lifelong pursuit that often does not meet the clients expectations.
The only way to repair a system with electrolysis is to remove any and all connections to the electrical system (that can be daunting in a medical building), and replace the entire piping system in the building.
They also say that electrolysis is involved ( "gas bubbles form around the electrodes indicating that an electrolytic reaction is taking place").
The ions were supposed to be the carriers of the electric current, e.g. in electrolysis, but also of the chemical activity.
He found that the e/m ratio, independently of all the circumstances, is approximately 2,000 times greater than it is for hydrogen in electrolysis, and consequently he had the honour of proving that the cathode projectile is much lighter than the hydrogen atom (1897).
Using a process called electrolysis, he separates out the hydrogen, makes gas.
The easiest way to separate water into its two parts is by the process called electrolysis (Figure 7).
In the process called electrolysis the electric current is driven across a cell full of liquid containing molecules of some substance.
This process of forming chemical substances by the passing of an electrical current is called electrolysis and the product so produced is called electrolyte.
It is called electrolysis and for every molecule of water, two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen are produced.