The Importance Of Batteries

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A. Batteries are significant for their great ability to power a variety of devices, being able to be used in everything from cars to music players. The utility of batteries has made them indispensable to modern life. 1. Batteries are required to power the massive amounts of electronics used in the modern world. (Battery. (2008). In K. L. Lerner & B. W. Lerner (Eds.), The Gale Encyclopedia of Science (4th ed., Vol. 1, pp. 490-493). a. Most portable electronic devices require batteries to operate. With widespread use of electronic devices, the demand for batteries is immense. Without batteries, these devices are rendered unusable, necessitating their use in the modern day. i. If batteries are not available, people would be unable …show more content…
Batteries are also part of a massive multi-billion dollar industry. (Ford-Martin, P. A. (2003). Battery Recycling. In M. Bortman, P. Brimblecombe, & M. A. Cunningham (Eds.), Environmental Encyclopedia (3rd ed., Vol. 1, pp. 114-115). a. In the United States alone, over 10 billion dollars are spent on batteries every year. Electrical rechargeable batteries alone sell in massive quantities, with well over 300 million sold in the U.S. per …show more content…
In a battery, electrons and ions flow from the anode to the electrolyte in an oxidization reaction. Those electrons are then accepted by the cathode, creating a circuit where electrons flow from anode to cathode. The electrolyte facilitates contact between the chemicals in both electrodes. This contact ends up converting chemical energy into electrical energy. i. It is also known how a battery 's construction works to transform chemical energy stored in the battery into electrical energy that can be utilized. 4. It is also known that batteries can be classified as either primary or secondary batteries depending on their ability to be reused. (Battery. (2008). In K. L. Lerner & B. W. Lerner (Eds.), The Gale Encyclopedia of Science (4th ed., Vol. 1, pp. 490-493). a. Primary batteries that are meant to be used only once and are disposed once it can no longer supply energy since the reactions that generate electricity in the battery are not reversible because other reactions, which deny or inhibit recharging. Secondary batteries, in contrast, are meant to be recharged and can be used multiple times instead of being disposed because chemical reactions can be reversed and energy replenished by an outside

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