How Does a Battery Work

Last Updated on September 1, 2020

There are a number of battery types and varieties out there, but they all work based on the same general concept. batteries are a type of device that is capable of storing electrical energy in chemical energy forum. it is able to take that chemical energy and then convert it back into electricity that can be utilized to run a number of items. The key to this is that a battery stores electrical energy, because you cannot capture electricity and directly store it and a battery stores clear the electrical energy within the battery chemicals.

 What are the parts of a battery?

 A battery is comprised of three primary parts. there are two different battery terminals and they are each made of different metals. the second part of batteries are the anode and the cathode. In the final part that comprises a battery is the electrolyte, which is used to separate the two terminals.

An electrolyte which is comprised of a chemical medium, is what facilitates the electrical charge flow that goes from the cathode to the anode.

A  battery is designed to release electricity when a device is connected to it creating an electrical circuit. This causes the occurrence of a chemical reaction at the electrode. This then causes electricity to flow to the connected device.

So in other words, when electricity is discharged from the battery there are  electrons released from the anode which is caused by the anode chemical. this electron release is sent to the negative terminal from which in oxidative reaction occurs.

At this time at the positive terminal electrons are then accepted by the cathode which completes the circuit for the complete flow of the electrons.

Now the electrolyte is present which puts the different chemicals in contact, of the cathode and the    a node. this reaction occurs in such a way that the chemical potential can be equal from one terminal to the next and this will then convert the stored chemical energy into the electrical energy that is used to power the connected device.

Why are some batteries disposable in others are rechargeable?

 Disposable batteries are produced to create electrical energy until the chemicals of both the electrodes is used up.  disposable batteries are only able to work in One Direction. They are able to transform chemical energy into electrical energy.  but in rechargeable batteries this chemical reaction and electrical energy can be reversed. This means that a rechargeable battery can take electricity from another source, such as a battery charger, and turn that back into the stored chemical energy. Which then allows the battery to be used to power device once again.

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