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Related to glass electrode: Ion selective electrode
a thin-walled glass bulb containing a standard buffer solution, quinhydrone, and a platinum wire; when immersed in an unknown solution, a potential difference develops that varies with the pH of the unknown solution; this difference can be made to give the pH; used in pH meters.
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In chemistry, a chemical sensor that uses a glass membrane as the sensing surface, as opposed to one that uses an organic or solid-state membrane. The glass contains materials in its structure that are sensitive to a material that is to be measured. In the case of a pH glass electrode, lithium ions are commonly used
See also: electrode
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