saturated calomel electrode
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saturated calomel electrode (SCE)
a reference electrode commonly used in polarography and potentiometry.
saturated calomel electrodeAbbreviation: SCE
One of two practical reference electrodes, used with a mercurous chloride (calomel) paste in pH and other potentiometric instruments. The other is the silver/silver chloride electrode. The calomel electrode has been the standard secondary reference electrode used in the laboratory since the introduction of the pH electrode.
See also: electrode