[N143213], Technical Note, Thomas Peters Conant, March 26th, 1883


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[N143213], Technical Note, Thomas Peters Conant, March 26th, 1883

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Weight of plates. "The object of the above experiment is to determine whether or no a plate of lead amalgamated willl either reduce mercury from or be oxidized by a solution of a salt of mercury the aim being to obtain some metal which may be amalgamated but which shall be unacted on by a solution of mercury or a salt of mercury and also be unacted on by the acid radical set free by the decomposition of such salt. The plate in question to be used as a carrier of mercury in a meter in which the quantity of current shall be measured by the quantity of mercury removed from the one electrode or deposited on the other." "Proposed the following experiment," to see "if the plate would oxidize under these circiumstances."



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Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University
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