The Grove cell was an early electric primary cell named after its inventor, British chemist William Robert Grove, and consisted of a zinc anode in dilute sulfuric acid and a platinum cathode in concentrated nitric acid, the two separated by a porous ceramic pot.
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... The Grove cell was invented by William Robert Grove in 1844 ... The Grove cell provided a high current and nearly twice the voltage of the Daniell cell, which made it the favoured cell of the American telegraph networks for a time ... The Grove cell was replaced by the cheaper, safer and better performing gravity cell in the 1860s ...
... By the time of the American Civil War, as telegraph traffic increased, the Grove cell's tendency to discharge poisonous nitrogen dioxide (NO2) fumes proved increasingly hazardous to health ... The Grove cell was limited in this respect, because as the cell discharged, voltage reduced ... Eventually, Grove cells were replaced in use by Daniell cells ...
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“Let man consider what he is in comparison with all existence; let him regard himself as lost in this remote corner of nature; and from the little cell in which he finds himself lodged, I mean the universe, let him estimate at their true value the earth, kingdoms, cities, and himself. What is a man in the infinite?”
—Blaise Pascal (16231662)
“He was burned, so he ran into the bamboo grove, but the grove caught fire.”
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