Redox Reactions: Cells & Batteries 1: single-use cells
Part of a comprehensive 9-part series exploring the chemistry of both galvanic and electrolytic cells, and their many important applications.
This program traces the development of primary cells from the Daniell cell to zinc-carbon dry cells, alkaline cells, button cells and lithium metal cells. The essentials of their chemistry and construction are outlined, as well as the advantages and limitations of each format. The program also reviews the concepts of power, voltage and current, as well as the difference between a cell and a battery, and between cells in series and parallel.
- the zinc-carbon dry cell
- cells vs batteries
- power, voltage and current
- cells in series and parallel
- alkaline cells
- button and coin cells
- lithium metal cells
Chemistry Consultant: Warren Moseley (Co-author, Heinnemann Chemistry 2; former member VCAA Chemistry Standing C’tee).
|Year levels||Senior Secondary - Tertiary|