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ERIC Number: EJ832479
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
The Lead-Lead Oxide Secondary Cell as a Teaching Resource
Smith, Michael J.; Fonseca, Antonio M.; Silva, M. Manuela
Journal of Chemical Education, v86 n3 p357-359 Mar 2009
The assembly and use of a laboratory version of a secondary cell based on the lead-lead oxide system is described. The cell is easy to construct, sufficiently robust for student use, and has a conveniently low practical capacity of about 5 mA h. This modest cell capacity allows cell assembly, electrode formation and discharge characterization experiments to be completed by students within the time available in typical practical classes. The laboratory cell may therefore be used to demonstrate typical secondary cell performance much more conveniently than would be possible using commercially available cells. (Contains 1 table and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A