Chemistry expert Nüsret Hisim explores electrochemistry through a voltaic cell experiment. In this video, you’ll learn how to use simple materials, including string, metal wire, and salt solutions, to create half-cells. The experiment will help students understand the structure of a voltaic cell, electrolytes, and salt bridges.

In this video, you will learn classroom strategies to help your students 

  • Identify the cathode and anode, learn the reactions at each, and understand how current passes through the cell.
  • Set up simple voltaic cells and measure the potential of each. This will allow measurement of the potential of voltaic cells, which is a hot topic on the AP Chemistry Exam.
  • Gain hands-on experience using the Vernier Graphical Analysis® Pro app and the Go Direct® Voltage Probe to study the basic principles of electrochemical cells.