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Polarograph

A Polarograph is a chemical analysis instrument used to record automatic voltage-intensity curves.

The Polarograph uses an electrolytic cell consisting of an electrode or microelectrode small area, generally of mercury drop type , which is a very fine capillary tube through which mercury flows slowly , which comes in the form of small droplets, which fall on the same surface of a much broader element, which is the other electrode . When one applies a variable voltage in this cell, the electrode large area remains unchanged, while the microelectrode undergoes a change of potential ,( i.e. is polarized). It also has a potentiometer coupled to the motor that moves the recording paper so that a certain voltage variation corresponds to a constant length of recording paper, and a galvanometer suitable for measuring the intensity of the electric current, whose response is transmitted to the actuator that moves the needle of the recorder. The technique used is called polarography.

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