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PIRA Code(s)
5E40.20
Set up time
1 minute
Physics and Science Concepts
Electromotive Force and Current
Operation
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.
Safety
Be careful around acid. Gloves and goggles should be worn when handling acid.

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