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cal·o·mel

(kal'ō-mel),
Mild mercury chloride; mercury monochloride, protochloride, or subchloride; has been used as an intestinal antiseptic and laxative; replaced by safer agents.
[Mediev. L., fr. G. kalos, beautiful, + melas, black]
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calomel

(kăl′ə-mĕl′, -məl)
n.
A white or brown tasteless powder, Hg2Cl2, used as an insecticide and formerly as a purgative. Also called mercurous chloride.
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calomel

(kal'o-mel) [Gr. kalos, beautiful, + melas, black]
A former name for mercury (I) chloride The term is still in use in “calomel electrode.”
Mercury (I) chloride.
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Each urine sample was immediately cooled to room temperature (25[degrees]C), and the redox potential was measured using a Crison potentiometer, with a platinum electrode as the working electrode and a saturated calomel electrode as the reference electrode.
Using Volta Lab apparatus model PGZ 100 at the corrosion laboratory of engineering faculty at Cairo University, a standard calomel electrode and platinum electrode were used as a reference and counter electrode, respectively.
Photoelectrochemical study was conducted using a Gamry PCI4/750 Potentiostat and a three-electrode system containing CZAS electrode, saturated calomel reference electrode (SCE), and a platinum counter electrode, which were immersed in an aqueous solution of 0.07 M Eu[(N[O.sub.3]).sub.3] x 6[H.sub.2]O.
The experiments were conducted using a conventional electrochemical cell with three electrodes, where a saturated calomel electrode (SCE) was employed as reference electrode and a platinum wire was used as counter-electrode.
Soil pH was measured using a low conductivity glass calomel electrode in a soil suspension prepared by mixing 10g of moist soil with 20 ml of distilled water.
The cross-cut area was exposed in 3.5% NaCl solution at room temperature and then cathodically polarized at -1.5 V for 24 h using saturated calomel (SCE) and a graphite rod as reference and counter electrodes, respectively, by a PAR versaSTAT MC instrument.
A conventional three-electrodes cell with a pt sheet as counter electrode and saturated calomel (SCE) as reference electrode.