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K5-14. Electric Cell

Purpose

To demonstrate how an electric cell is formed.

Equipment

Electric cell kit with sample materials, projection voltmeter.

Setup Time

5 minutes.

Images

k5-14

Description

A container is filled with a dilute solution of HCl, and various pairs of electrodes can be inserted into the electrolyte solution. The voltage is measured using the lecture meter. A standard electrode pair is copper and zinc.

References

S. Mascarenhas, F. Gambirasio, and Y. Mascarenhas, CO2 Electrostatic Generator, AJP 26, 563-566 (1958).

K. Electromagnetic Principles

K. Electromagnetic Principles

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