How Many Terminals Does an Electric Cell Has? A) 1 B) 2 C) 3 D) 4

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

The electric cell has two terminals which are Positive and Negative terminals. It contains two terminals because a load might connect the two to form an electric circuit (which provides a closed path for current to flow). A closed circuit can only operate if current flows through it continuously. Metal discs and caps are present on both the positive and negative terminals. Anode and cathode are the names of the Positive and Negative terminals, respectively.

Terminals of Electric Cell

The positive and negative terminals are the two terminals of a cell. Usually, metals used in the terminals of the battery are lead-alloy types. So it helps to reduce the rusting and corrosion of terminals and increases conductivity.

Important Points About the Cells:

Here we are providing the relevant points of the cells. It is one of the essential topics of fundamental physics.

  • An electric cell is a device that converts chemical energy into electrical energy.
  • Every cell has two terminals: Positive (Anode) and Negative (Cathode).
  • Conventionally, The current flows from the positive terminals to the negative terminals.
  • This conventional belief helps in the development of many electrical devices.
  • The flow of electrons is from the cathode (negative terminal) to the anode (positive terminal).
  • The standard unit of the cell capacity is an ampere-hour rating.
  • The collection of the cells is called a battery.

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