What is inside an automobile battery?

Answer Although today's car batteries are made with modern materials, the basic technology dates back to the mid-1800s. A chemical reaction between lead and sulfuric acid makes the electricity that starts... Read More »

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What would be the pressure increase inside an automobile engine block if the water in it froze?

Water expands about 9 percent when frozen. Assuming the engine block was full at a volume V, the ice has to compress to fit (-0.09V). The pressure change is the bulk modulus of ice (2.00 x 10^9 Pas... Read More »

What Causes Automobile Battery Corrosion?

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What Is Inside a Lantern Battery?

A lantern battery is a compact battery used to provide the voltages required by relatively high-powered devices such as lanterns and large flashlights. They consist of a number of electrochemical c... Read More »

What is Inside of a Laptop Battery?

Laptop batteries have two different kinds of parts. Each battery has its own small circuit board inside that monitors how much power is left in the battery. This tells your laptop how much longer... Read More »