Battery that produces 1.5 V (also called Leclanché); its use is very widespread (pocket calculators, portable radios, alarm clocks).
Disk that compresses the depolarizing mix.
Material that seals the battery.
Polarity element of the battery from which the current flows.
Upper metal cover; the positive terminal is located at its center.
Porous paper combined with a chemical paste (ammonium chloride) that separates the two electrodes; this allows electrons to pass, thus conducting electricity.
Battery’s protective plastic casing.
carbon rod (cathode)
Carbon rod set in the depolarizing mix; it constitutes the battery’s negative electrode (cathode) collecting the electrons returning from the circuit.
Mixture of carbon and manganese dioxide that augments conductivity by acting as a barrier to polarization.
zinc can (anode)
Zinc receptacle that constitutes the battery’s positive electrode (anode).
Lower metal cover; the negative terminal is located at its center.
Polarity element of the battery toward which the current flows.