Why does a lemon battery work?

Answer The citric acid and chemical reactions created by properly creating a lemon battery produce a small electrical current. Although a lemon battery is by no means a powerful battery, it can be used to... Read More »

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What do you need to make a lemon battery?

To make a lemon battery, essentially all that is needed is a lemon, two pieces of metal (one that gives away electrons, and another that takes electrons, commonly copper and zinc) and connectors to... Read More »

Who first invented the lemon battery?

In 1800, Alessandro Volta discovered that an acidic mixture of lemon juice served as an effective conductor of electrons between two dissimilar metals. While the grade school lemon battery itself w... Read More »

Can a lemon serve as a battery?

A lemon can serve as a battery because its citric juice can serve as an acidic solution to provide a current between two different metals. This type of battery is called a voltaic battery because i... Read More »

How to Create a Battery from a Lemon?

How to create a voltaic cell battery using a lemon.