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Unformatted text preview: Introduction The purpose of this project was to construct the best possible electrochemical cell, or battery, using a range of metals and solutions provided in lab. The only way to determine the best possible cell was to test the battery under different conditions. The battery was tested with different temperatures, time periods, and sizes of cells to determine the characteristics of the battery that would deliver the maximum possible voltage. An electrochemical cell is made of two separate compartments, each with a different metal that acts as an electrode dipped into an electrolyte solution. One side of the cell, the anode, contains the oxidation half-reaction and the other side, the cathode, contains the reduction half-reaction. The metal electrode in the anode half of the cell will slowly dissolve into the solution as the metal electrode in the cathode half of the cell...
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2010 for the course CHEM 102 L taught by Professor Wang during the Spring '08 term at Clemson.
- Spring '08