Lecture Demos: 5E40.20

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Voltaic Cell

 Voltaic Cell

A voltaic cell is made with copper and zinc electrodes in a sulfuric acid solution.

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Electromotive Force and Current
Pour sulfuric acid into the glass container. Wait 5 minutes for the reaction to take place between the dissimilar metals. Place the voltmeter on the overhead and display the voltage generated in the cell.
Be careful around acid. Gloves and goggles should be worn when handling acid.

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