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  1. a substance added to the electrolyte of an electric cell or battery to remove gas collected at the electrodes.
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Historical Examples of depolarizer

  • This acts as a depolarizer, that is, it combines with the hydrogen to form water.


    Willis Eugene Tower

  • This acid is used as the "depolarizer" in the "Grove" and in the "Bunsen" cell.

  • Either bichromate of potash or bichromate of soda can be used as a depolarizer.

    Things a Boy Should Know About Electricity

    Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John