Starting with the Ri’s own Michael Faraday, Andrew explores the varied and sometimes explosive chemistry of batteries and electricity. From the pioneering work of Volta, right up to most recent Nobel prizes, join Andrew Szydlo for this exciting electrical journey, all from the comfort of his own basement.
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00:00 – 2020 Nobel prizes
03:17 – Volta and the invention of the battery
10:00 – Making cells and the reactivity series
16:20 – Dispacement reactions
22:40 – Light produced by dispacement reactions
25:40 – Early uses of electrical cells
27:55 – The chemistry of a car battery
36:29 – Powering a start motor with a car battery
38:34 – Summary and conclusions
Andrew Szydlo is a chemist and secondary school teacher at Highgate School, well-loved by pupils and Ri attendees alike.
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