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Batteries Chemistry Tutorial

Key Concepts

Battery: galvanic (voltaic) cells in a series

Types of cells used to produce batteries:

During discharge of any cell:

During recharge of a secondary cell:

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Examples of Primary Cells

Leclanché or dry cell :

Alkaline cell :

Mercury button cell

Silver button cell:

Lithium cell :

Lithium iodide solid state cell :

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Examples of Secondary Cells

Lead-acid battery (or accumulator) :

Nickel-cadmium cell (NiCad) :

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