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C.6 Electrochemistry, rechargeable batteries and fuel cells (Higher Level)

Experiments

Here are experiments our science specialists have selected to support the IB* topic.

Recommended

Electrochemistry: Voltaic Cells

Experiment #20 from Advanced Chemistry with Vernier

In this experiment, you will

  • Prepare a Cu-Pb voltaic cell and measure its potential.
  • Test two voltaic cells that use unknown metal electrodes and identify the metals.
  • Prepare a copper concentration cell and measure its potential.
  • Prepare a lead concentration cell and measure its potential.
  • Use the Nernst equation to calculate the Ksp of PbI2.

Recommended

Lead Storage Batteries

Experiment #29 from Chemistry with Vernier

In this experiment, you will

  • Construct a lead storage cell.
  • Use a Voltage Probe to measure a cell’s voltage.
  • Use the cell to power an electric motor.

Educational Standard
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Subject
Chemistry
Section
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Topic
C. Energy

* The IB Diploma Program is an official program of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) which authorizes schools to offer it. The material available here has been developed independently of the IBO and is not endorsed by it.

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