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Leclanché cell




Leclanche cell
A primary, electric cell invented (1867) by the French engineer Georges Leclanché (1839–82). Its anode was a zinc rod and its cathode a carbon plate surrounded by packed manganese dioxide. These electrodes were dipped into a solution of ammonium and zinc chlorides. It is the basis of the dry cell (see battery).


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