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1

What are the 3 main types of cells?

Primary
Secondary
Fuel

2

List features of primary cells

Non-rechargeable
Used once only

3

Name examples of uses of primary cells

Smoke detectors
Wall clocks

4

List features of secondary cells

Rechargeable

5

What are examples of secondary cells and their uses?

Lead-acid batteries are used in car batteries

Lithium ion cells used in modern appliances e.g. laptops, mobile phones, cameras

6

Describe how a fuel cell works

Fuel cells use energy from the reaction of a fuel with oxygen to create a voltage

7

Advantages of fuel cells?

Don't have to be recharged
Operate continuously

8

What is the most common fuel cell?

Hydrogen fuel cells

9

Advantages of hydrogen fuel cells?

Don't produce CO2 during combustion