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volta-electrometer

Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument for the exact measurement of electric currents.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An instrument for the exact measurement of electric currents; a voltameter.

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Examples

  • No iodine was evolved during the whole action, and finally the loss of lead at the _anode_ was the same as the gain at the _cathode_, the equivalent number, by comparison with the result in the volta-electrometer, being

    Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1

  • But if I had used a weaker acid or a worse conductor in the volta-electrometer, then the number of plates which would produce the most advantageous effect would have risen; or if I had used a better conductor than that really employed in the volta-electrometer, I might have reduced the number even to one; as, for instance, when a thick wire is used to complete the circuit (865., &c.).

    Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1

  • With one volta-electrometer 52 cubic inches of gas were obtained; with two, only

    Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1

  • Before the _volta-electrometer_ could be employed in determining, as a

    Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1

  • These two batteries were then used in succession, and the action of each was allowed to continue for twenty or thirty minutes, until the charge was nearly exhausted, the connexion with the volta-electrometer being carefully preserved during the whole time, and the acid in the troughs occasionally mixed together.

    Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1

  • Each plate lost, in the average of the experiments, 4.66 equivalents of zinc for the equivalent of water decomposed in the volta-electrometer, or the whole battery 186.4 equivalents of zinc.

    Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1

  • On using the volta-electrometer, it was found that, whether the strongest or the weakest muriatic acid were used, whether chlorine alone or chlorine mingled with oxygen appeared at the _anode_, still the hydrogen evolved at the _cathode_ was a constant quantity, i.e. exactly the same as the hydrogen which the

    Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1

  • The quantity of oxygen and hydrogen collected in the volta-electrometer = 3.85 cubic inches.

    Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1

  • The negative electrode was a globule of lead, and I hoped in this way to retain the potassium, and obtain results that could be weighed and compared with the volta-electrometer indication; but the difficulties dependent upon the high temperature required, the action upon the glass, the fusibility of the platina induced by the presence of the lead, and other circumstances, prevented me from procuring such results.

    Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1

  • Being arranged in right order, and connected with a volta-electrometer (711.), the whole fifty pairs of plates yielded 1.1 cubic inch of oxygen and hydrogen in one minute: but on moving one of the connecting wires so that only the four well-charged troughs should be included in the circuit, they produced with the same volta-electrometer 8.4 cubical inches of gas in the same time.

    Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1

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