may13 - a brine mixture of salt and water The electrolyte...

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Alessandro…he has like 10 names… Volta Italian, from lombardia The ‘Volt’, also in honor of his work, Napoleon made him a count in 1810. The battery made by Volta is credited as the first electrochemical cell. It consists of two electrodes: one made of zinc, the other of copper. The electrolyte is sulphuric acid or
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Unformatted text preview: a brine mixture of salt and water. The electrolyte exists in the form 2H+ and SO4 2-. The zinc, which is higher than both copper and hydrogen in the electrochemical series, reacts with the negatively charged sulphate...
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This note was uploaded on 07/16/2011 for the course PHY 2005 taught by Professor Lee during the Summer '08 term at University of Florida.

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