Usage examples for voltaic

  1. The zinc and silver forming together a voltaic pair, with the salt water intervening, oxidation of the zinc takes place, and the silver surface commences to evolve hydrogen gas; while this is in a nascent condition it decomposes the film of iodide of silver, giving rise to the production of hydriodic acid, which is very soluble in water, and hence instantly removed. – American Handbook of the Daguerrotype by Samuel D. Humphrey
  2. It was the spasmodic movement of a decapitated frog that resulted in the discovery of the Voltaic Pile. – The Shadow World by Hamlin Garland
  3. Galvani's experiments suggested the electric battery to Volta, another Italian scientist who was born in 1745. The electrical word voltaic is in honor of Volta. – Great Inventions and Discoveries by Willis Duff Piercy
  4. A beautiful example of such deoxidizing action on a non- argentine compound has lately occurred to me in the examination of that interesting salt, the ferrosesquicyanuret of potassium described by Mr. Smee in the Philosophical Magazine, No. 109, September, 1840, and he has shown how to manufacture in abundance and purity, by voltaic action on the common or yellow ferrocyanuret. – Photographic Reproduction Processes by P.C. Duchochois
  5. June 15, 1889 430, 279 Voltaic Battery. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin