Types of Voltaic Cells: Batteries vs. Fuel Cells


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What is a voltaic cell?

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1. Fill in the blanks: In a voltaic cell, the ________ is where oxidation occurs, and the _______ is where reduction occurs.

2. Which of the following is NOT an example of a device that generally contains a battery?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Fuel cells and batteries supply electricity to portable, non-plugged devices, and this quiz and worksheet combination will help check your understanding of batteries, fuel cells, and their inner workings. The quiz focuses on questions involving differences between batteries and fuel cells and how they produce electricity

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These practice questions will test you on:

  • Definition of voltaic cell
  • Locations for chemical processes in voltaic cells
  • Examples of battery-powered devices
  • Battery and fuel cell differences
  • Energy transfers inside voltaic cells

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you retain key information from the related batteries and fuel cells lesson
  • Information recall - access the new data you've learned about the difference between fuel cells and batteries
  • Knowledge application - utilize your knowledge to answer questions regarding voltaic cells and their function

Additional Learning

If you desire to learn more about batteries and fuel cells, please check out the corresponding lesson titled Types of Voltaic Cells: Batteries vs. Fuel Cells. The lesson covers the following main points:

  • Definition and diagram of a voltaic cell
  • Chemical processes that provide portable power
  • Difference between batteries and fuel cells