coulometer

[koo-lom-i-ter, kuh-]
noun Electricity.
Also, coulombmeter [koo-lom-mee-ter, -lohm-] .


Origin:
1900–05; coulo(mb) + -meter

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coulometer or coulombmeter (kuːˈlɒmɪtə, ˈkuːlɒmˌmiːtə)
 
n
Also called: voltameter an electrolytic cell for measuring the magnitude of an electric charge by determining the total amount of decomposition resulting from the passage of the charge through the cell
 
[C19: from coulomb + meter³]
 
coulombmeter or coulombmeter
 
n
 
[C19: from coulomb + meter³]
 
coulometric or coulombmeter
 
adj
 
cou'lometry or coulombmeter
 
n

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coulometer   (k-lŏm'ĭ-tər, k'lə-mē'tər)  Pronunciation Key 
A device for determining the amount of a substance released during electrolysis by measuring the electrical charge that results from the electrolysis. Coulometers can be used to detect and measure trace amounts of substances such as water.
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Example sentences
Hydroxide ions are generated by the coulometer circuitry so as to maintain the transmittance of the solution at a constant value.
Oxygen molecules permeating through the fixed film in the diffusion cell were detected by an oxygen-specific coulometer detector.
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