12 December, 20102.10 Producing electrical   energies: batteries
DC versus AC• A direct current (DC) is one which goes  around and around in the same direction –  it is delivered from a b...
• If you look at a  battery you will see  two terminals• One is a +ve called  the anode• The other is –ve  called cathode
Examples of different types of batteries      and where we use themAppliance                 Battery material   Battery ty...
Non-rechargeable batteries• A battery is made of a number of cells• AAA is a 1.5 V cell, a PP3 is a nine volt  battery
The dry cell
How do they work?• When the two poles are connected the electrons  can flow• As the chemicals are used up fewer electrons ...
How do they work?1. A chemical reaction occurs between the   electrolyte and the anode which produces   electrons2. These ...
Why do we use them?• Little current (like  remote controls)• Rarely used items  (torches)• They are cheap• Stay charged fo...
Rechargeable batteries• Cells in rechargeable batteries are called  secondary cells• These are mostly used in portable ite...
Safety hazards• Dead batteries must be disposed of safely• Some batteries contain toxic mercury that  may leak into the en...
Questions• Explain the difference between a  rechargeable and a non-rechargeable  battery. Give five examples of each• Dra...
2.10 producing electrical energies batteries
2.10 producing electrical energies batteries
2.10 producing electrical energies batteries
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2.10 producing electrical energies batteries

  1. 1. 12 December, 20102.10 Producing electrical energies: batteries
  2. 2. DC versus AC• A direct current (DC) is one which goes around and around in the same direction – it is delivered from a battery• An alternating current (AC) is one which goes back and forth over and over again – this is what we get from the mains supply
  3. 3. • If you look at a battery you will see two terminals• One is a +ve called the anode• The other is –ve called cathode
  4. 4. Examples of different types of batteries and where we use themAppliance Battery material Battery typeMobile phone Lithium ion RechargeableModern car Lithium acid RechargeableVery old car Lead acid RechargeableLaptop Lithium ion RechargeableTelevision remote control Alkaline Non-RechargeableWatch Lithium iodide Non-Rechargeable
  5. 5. Non-rechargeable batteries• A battery is made of a number of cells• AAA is a 1.5 V cell, a PP3 is a nine volt battery
  6. 6. The dry cell
  7. 7. How do they work?• When the two poles are connected the electrons can flow• As the chemicals are used up fewer electrons are made so the battery is used up• A chemical reaction occurs between the electrolyte and the anode which produces electrons• The salt bridge is in the way so they cannot flow• These electrons flow to the cathode where there are few electrons but…
  8. 8. How do they work?1. A chemical reaction occurs between the electrolyte and the anode which produces electrons2. These electrons flow to the cathode where there are few electrons but3. The salt bridge is in the way so they cannot flow4. When the two poles are connected the electrons can flow5. As the chemicals are used up fewer electrons are made so the battery is used up
  9. 9. Why do we use them?• Little current (like remote controls)• Rarely used items (torches)• They are cheap• Stay charged for longer• …bad for the environment!
  10. 10. Rechargeable batteries• Cells in rechargeable batteries are called secondary cells• These are mostly used in portable items that are used regularly, such as mobile phones and computers• The chemical is used up as the battery is used but the process is reversible by applying an electrical current
  11. 11. Safety hazards• Dead batteries must be disposed of safely• Some batteries contain toxic mercury that may leak into the environment• Leaking batteries may also cause burns if the acid comes into contact with the skin• In some areas of the UK, all types of battery can be recycled
  12. 12. Questions• Explain the difference between a rechargeable and a non-rechargeable battery. Give five examples of each• Draw a labelled diagram of a primary cell• Discuss with a partner the advantages and disadvantages of rechargeable and non- rechargeable batteries

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