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Lead Storage Batteries

Figure from experiment 29 from Chemistry with Vernier

Introduction

Two or more wet or dry cells connected in series make a battery. A car battery is generally a lead storage battery containing lead and lead oxide plates in sulfuric acid solution. In this experiment, you will construct a lead storage cell and use a direct-current power supply to charge it. You will use a Voltage Probe to measure the cell’s voltage, and then use the cell to power an electric motor.

Objectives

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.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.

Option 1

Option 2

Additional Requirements

You may also need an interface and software for data collection. What do I need for data collection?

Standards Correlations

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Experiment 29 from Chemistry with Vernier Lab Book

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