The Electric Revolution: Commercial Galvanic Cells in Focus

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Commercial Galvanic cells

Commercial Galvanic cells
Chemical potential energy is converted to electrical energy therefore making them very useful.
Galvanic cells are manufactured in a large scale using industrial processes.
Primary cells are disposable units that cannot be recharged.
Secondary cells are re-usable units that can be recharged.

Leclanché cell – Composition
Mixture of powdered carbon, manganese dioxide and ammonium chloride around the carbon rod cathode.
Initially, no zinc in solution but as battery is used, zinc ions form as ammonium ions are converted to ammonia.
The zinc anode casing gets eaten away during operation.
Initially, the cell can produce maximum 1.5 V and gradually decreases during use.

Leclanché cell – uses
Torches
Radio
Toys

Leclanché cell – advantages
Chemicals are a moist paste, easy for transport and storage.
Small, lightweight and portable.
Cost efficient.
Minimal environmental problems in disposal.

Leclanché cell – disadvantages
Short life
Not rechargeable (primary cell)
Don’t produce a large amount of electricity for its size.
Cannot maintain high current during use.
May develop leaks as zinc casing gets eaten away.

Lead Acid Cell
Single cell illustrated, usually 6
connected in series.

Lead Acid Cell – composition
Lead sulfate forms as cell operates.
After many recharge cycles, ‘bridging’ between the cells ends
its useful life.

Lead Acid Cell – cell reactions
Mainly used in car batteries

Lead Acid Cell – advantages
Long lasting, years of operation.
Rechargeable, secondary cell.
Performs well in a wide temperature range.
Size and applications means it is relatively portable.

Lead Acid Cell – disadvantages
Expensive
Heavy
Regular maintenance of electrolyte
Irreversible changes to the solids (bridging between the cell
plates) cause permanent damage.

Silver Oxide Cell – composition
Zinc/Zinc Oxide anode.
Silver Oxide/Silver cathode.
Potassium hydroxide in porous medium as electrolyte.

Silver Oxide Cell – uses
Calculators
Watches
Hearing aids

Silver Oxide Cell – advantages
Long lasting
Generate constant high voltage throughout its life
Very lightweight

Silver Oxide Cell – disadvantages
High cost
Care with handling and storage.

Question 14 In these diagrams, what is the part
labelled X?
(A) The cathode which is a positive terminal. ←
(B) The cathode which is a negative terminal.
(C) The anode which is a positive terminal.
(D) The anode which is a negative terminal.
The part labelled X is the positive terminal (cathode)
where reduction takes place.

Question 15
Choose the most correct statement about lead-acid cells.
(A) They are used in cars and can be recharged. ←
(B) They produce a high voltage and are used in cardiac
pacemakers.
(C) They are very light and safe to transport by hand.
(D) Their small size and portability have led to development
of smaller electronic devices.
Lead – acid cells are used in cars and can be recharged.

Question 16
Choose the most correct statement about dry cells.
(A) They contain sulfuric acid, so care must be taken when they are moved.
(B) They are very expensive and contain heavy metals.
(C) Dry cells are used in torches, some toys and portable radios. ←
(D) The carbon casing is the cathode.
Uses of dry cells include in torches, toys and portable radios.

Question 17
What environmental issues are presented by the disposal of
lead acid cells?
Lead acid cells contain concentrated sulphuric acid as electrolytes.
If disposed incorrectly, the sulphuric acid may leak into the environment and cause significant damage.

Question 18
With a Galvanic cell you’ve studied other than the dry cell or the lead acid cell, justify one of its uses in terms of its properties.
Looking at silver oxide cells, they are widely used in portable devices such as calculators, watches and hearing aids.
This is because silver oxide cells are very small, lightweight and can maintain a high voltage supply throughout its useful life.