A Handbook of Electrical Testing

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E. & F.N. Spon, Limited, 1900 - Electric measurements - 646 pages
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Page 537 - As a unit of current, the international ampere, which is one-tenth of the unit of current of the CGS system of electro-magnetic units, and which is represented sufficiently well for practical use by the unvarying current, which, when passed through a solution of nitrate of silver in water in accordance with accompanying specifications,1 deposits silver at the rate of 0.001118 of a gramme per second.
Page 537 - As a unit of resistance, the international ohm, which is based upon the ohm equal to 10" units of resistance of the CGS system of electromagnetic units, and is represented by the resistance offered to an unvarying electric current by a column of mercury at the temperature of melting ice, 14.4521 grams in mass, of a constant cross-sectional area and of the length of 106.3 centimetres.
Page 161 - Then insert the cork and zinc rod, passing the glass tube through the hole prepared for it. Push the cork gently down until its lower surface is nearly in contact with the liquid. The air will thus be nearly all expelled, and the cell should be left in this condition for at least...
Page 538 - The solution is now removed from the bowl, and the deposit is washed with distilled water, and left to soak for at least six hours.
Page 160 - Prepare a neutral saturated solution of pure (" pure re-crystallised ") zinc sulphate by mixing in a flask distilled water with nearly twice its weight of crystals of pure zinc sulphate, and adding zinc oxide in the proportion of about 2 per cent, by weight of the zinc sulphate crystals to neutralise any free acid.
Page 161 - C. Keep the paste for an hour at this temperature, agitating it from time to time, then allow it to cool ; continue to shake it occasionally while it is cooling. Crystals of zinc sulphate should then be distinctly visible, and should be distributed throughout the mass ; if this is not the case, add more crystals from the stock bottle, and repeat the whole process. This method ensures the formation of a saturated solution of zinc and mercurous sulphates in water.
Page 161 - Clean the glass tube and platinum wire carefully, then heat the exposed end of the platinum red hot, and insert it in the mercury in the test tube, taking care that the whole of the exposed platinum is covered. Shake up the paste and introduce it without contact with the upper part of the walls of the test tube, filling the tube above the mercury to a depth of rather more than 1 centimetre.
Page 537 - In the following specification, the term silver voltameter means the arrangement of apparatus by means of which an electric current is passed through a solution of nitrate of silver in water. The silver voltameter measures the total electrical quantity...
Page 162 - ... helps in the process of removing the acid, for the acid mercuric sulphate, attacks it, forming mercurous sulphate and acid which is washed away.
Page 160 - ... carefully removing any loose pieces of the zinc. Just before making up the cell dip the zinc into dilute sulphuric acid, wash with distilled water, and dry with a clean cloth or filter paper.

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