saturated calomel electrode


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saturated calomel electrode (SCE)

a reference electrode commonly used in polarography and potentiometry.

saturated calomel electrode

Abbreviation: 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
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A Saturated Calomel Electrode (SCE) was used as the reference electrode.
Platinum and a saturated calomel electrode (SCE) were used as counter and reference electorde, respectively.
2] immerging in 3% NaCl solution, and a saturated calomel electrode was used as reference, and a platinum as counter electrode.