Day 42 Podia Question

Podia Question

Consider this graph, which shows cell potential on the vertical axis and fraction of reactants remaining (battery life remaining) on the horizontal axis for a commercial battery.

  • Write an explanation in appropriate scientific language for why the graph has the shape it has.
  • Describe why the shape of this graph is a positive feature when batteries power devices such as smartphones and laptop computers.

Two days before the next whole-class session, this Podia question will become live on Podia, where you can submit your answer.

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