Accession Number:

AD0257462

Title:

POLAROGRAPHY

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NAVAL ORDNANCE TEST STATION CHINA LAKE CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Polarography, a relatively new, highly important tool of analytical chemistry, is based on the fact that the current obtained by subjecting a solution in a cell to a potential between a polarized and a nonpolarized electrode is a function of the concentration of the reacting substance and the voltage necessary to produce a reaction at the electrodes. Chemical traces as small as one part in 100 million can be analyzed by polarography. New techniques, including the use of cathode-ray polarographs, permit very rapid analysis of even complex mixtures. Polarography has broad applications in many frontier areas of science, including oceanography, rocketry, biochemistry, and chemical synthesis. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE