Date of Award

6-1930

Document Type

Union College Only

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Charles B. Hurd

Language

English

Abstract

Cells of the type, Pt +, Metallic Salt, Incadescent Electric Lamp, were investigated for a study of the elctrolytic proceses whereby various ions entered and replaced others already in the glass. The medium has a high viscosity even to temperatures of several hundred degrees. The Study was confined to the nature of the changes and a possible quantitative result. Glass conducts electrolytically at all temperatures but more so at high temperatures, the Na + travels toward the cathode while the Sio--, not being a simple ion, and being very sluggish remains practically stationary. If the material, capable of supplying ions is in contact with the glass, cations will pass through the glass. This replacement may take place to varying depths of the glass, depending on certain factors to be discussed.

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