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Fruit batteries

Postby hilopillow » Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:40 pm


I am doing a science fair project about fruit batteries and i need information on how the batteries work in a fruit.
i also need to know why the battery works in a citrus fruit and how it works? plz
i need a lot lot lot lot lot lot lot lot information thx!
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Project Question: why do citrus fruit make batteries? whats in the citrus fruit that makes batteries and how? bassicaly how battery works and why acid makes batteries work?
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Re: Fruit batteries

Postby BennettBerke » Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:55 pm

Dear hilopillow--

Sounds like this could be a good experiment. I found a link that might help you get going: ... icity.html

Good luck--
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Re: Fruit batteries

Postby amyc » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:48 pm

Hi hilopillow -

There is a project on the Science Buddies site that you might be interested in looking at. It is:

Veggie Power! Making Batteries from Fruits and Vegetables ... p029.shtml

Good luck!

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Re: Fruit batteries

Postby jarninfang » Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:36 pm

Hey hilopillow.
I am doing the same project as you are. :D
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Project Question: How much voltage can be generated using one, two, or three zinc-copper potato cells hooked up in series?
Can this be used to power up a watch?
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