Talk:Leclanché cell

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I intend to make some changes to this article. See Depolarizer and Primary cell terminology for further information. Biscuittin 10:24, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Isn't the cathode of an electrolytic cell the positive terminal and the anode the negative terminal? Nivvedan (talk) 11:23, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

Depolariser reaction.[edit]

The reaction for the depolariser in this article is at variance with that in the Zinc-carbon cell. One is clearly incorrect. My belief is that this article is incorrect and that the other is right, but I can't find a suitable reference. (talk) 15:59, 21 April 2012 (UTC)


It appears that the following reaction is not balanced for protons nor for electrons:

Zn(s) + 2 MnO2(s) + 2 NH4Cl(aq) + 2H2O(l) → ZnCl2 + 2Mn(OH)2(s) + 2 NH3(aq)

I suggest that we replace it with

2Zn(s) + 2 MnO2(s) + 4 H+(aq) → 2Zn2+ + 2Mn(OH)2(s) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Friendly naif (talkcontribs) 20:55, 13 November 2015 (UTC)