Answer to Question #220275 in Inorganic Chemistry for Sphume

Question #220275
Name the anode ,cathode and electrolyte used in the lead storage battery.write the anode and cathode balanced reactions , including the overall discharge reaction that occurs In this battery?
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2021-07-26T06:34:47-0400

The lead acid battery uses lead as the anode and lead dioxide as the cathode, with sulfuric acid as the electrolyte.


At the anode: Pb + HSO4- → PbSO4 + H+ + 2e-

At the cathode: PbO2 + 3H+ + HSO4- + 2e-→ PbSO4 + 2H2O

Overall: Pb + PbO2 +2H2SO4 → 2PbSO4 + 2H2O


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