battery jargon

A battery consists of two metals brought into contact. Somehow, they form an anode/cathode electric potential. That's the extent of my battery chemistry.

So: NiCd - nickel and cadmium carbon zinc - zinc and carbon


alkaline - alkaline is a metal? Works alone, no pair partner necessary? mercury - ? NiMH - nickel and metal hydride. er, is M a specific element, or will any metal do? Li ion - ion is a metal? lead acid - acid is a metal? silver oxide - oxide is a metal? zinc air - air is a metal?

Who invents these names?

Reply to
Rich D
Loading thread data ...

ElectronDepot website is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.