Potato Battery

Potato Battery

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Caption: Photograph of a potato battery lighting a small LED light. A potato battery is an electrochemical battery or electrochemical cell. In the cell chemical energy is converted to electric energy by a spontaneous electron transfer. Zinc metal reacts with copper wire to create energy which is then transferred to the light.

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