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It is both the electrolyte and is involved in both the oxidation and reduction reactions on the plates that generate electicity. It reacts with both plates to form lead sulphate.

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Can lead acid battery work as alkaline battery?

Perhaps it would be possible to replace an alkaline battery with a lead acid battery of the same voltage and current capacity. BUT the construction, size, and chemistry of the two types are totally different.


Explain the inhibiting effect of sulfuric acid on the function of catalase Relate this to enzyme structure and chemistry?

Enzymes work best at the optimum pH of 7.0. The addition of sulfuric acid causes the pH to become lower and this deactivating the enzyme. This change in pH can cause the side chains of an amino acid to change in its charge which can result in a change of protein. This can greatly alter the reaction that was to take place.


Is there any acid that will eat through a metal?

i was working on demolishing my grandma's house with my dad and we got to use a track hoe... basically, its a small backhoe with tracks instead of tires, but anyways, when we got to grandpa's shed we knocked it down on the first day. a few days later i got to come back and help again, and I accidentally ran over a bottle of sulfuric acid! less than 30 seconds later, the track hoe started smoking, and my dad told me that i had run over a bottle of sulfuric acid, and that it was eating away at the metal. i drove the track hoe over to a hose, and my dad hosed it off. he told me that if you spilled some of the sulfuric acid on the concrete, it would eat through that too.


Which acid is used in lead acid battery?

Traditionally, sulphuric acid is used at a strength of around 30-38%. However amazingly, a lead acid battery can be emptied of acid, neutralised with something like sodium bicarbonate and then filled with a solution of distilled water and sodium aluminium sulphate. This (astoundlingly I think) can work even better than conventional acid. I am not sure of the chemistry going on when this is done, but should you be interested, googling for somethnig like : lead acid sodium aluminium sulphate - ought to yield results for further study. Anyway, to recap, the traditional acid on a lead acide battery is roughly 35% sulphuric acid. Ok I think it is Alkine coz any time i c a battery it says alkine sorry if its not the info you need


What happens when lead acetate is added to concentrated sulfuric acid?

Pb2+ --> PbSO4(s)Concentrated sulfuric acid will 'burn' or 'carbon'ise acetate (CH3COO-) to Carbon black, CO2(g) and H2O(l) and some other intermediate products.Be very carefull! Very exothermic!You should never work with concentrated acids un-gided and unprotected!.

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How do battery terminal anti corrosion rings work?

They absorb the sulfuric acid fumes which causes corrosion.


Can you replace the sulfuric acid in car batteries?

It can be done, but sulfuric acid is not cheap and given how dangerous it is to work with, you're almost certainly better off just buying a new battery and letting the professionals take care in recycling it.


Can water work in a acid battery?

Water is required in a lead acid battery.


Why people like acids?

A few of the acids we like: * Amino acids make the protein in your body and form your DNA * Hydrochloric acid digests your food * Acetic acid is the vinegar on your chips. * Acetylsalicylic acid cures your headaches * Carbonic acid is in carbonated drinks * Phosphoric acid makes fertilizers * Sulfuric acid makes your car battery work


What is a fruity battery and how does it work?

it is a battery made from from citric fruits and how it works is the citric acid is like the citric acid in a battery so technicley its a battery


What do you neutralize battery acid with?

you would need a base in neutralize since it is an acid, but you would need to the acid's hp number. Bleach would probably work, but don't try it get medial help.


How does the acid in a lemon make a lemon battery work?

The acid lets the electricty flow throw the lemon


Can lead acid battery work as alkaline battery?

Perhaps it would be possible to replace an alkaline battery with a lead acid battery of the same voltage and current capacity. BUT the construction, size, and chemistry of the two types are totally different.


Can citric acid make an old battery work again?

Yes but hardly


What is a battery and how does it work?

a battery is a acid full piece of medal that helps electric powered things when you connect wire on each side.


What does a battery contribute to an electromagnet to help it work?

A core


Explain the inhibiting effect of sulfuric acid on the function of catalase Relate this to enzyme structure and chemistry?

Enzymes work best at the optimum pH of 7.0. The addition of sulfuric acid causes the pH to become lower and this deactivating the enzyme. This change in pH can cause the side chains of an amino acid to change in its charge which can result in a change of protein. This can greatly alter the reaction that was to take place.