# 4 Quick Questions on Electrical Energy

• Sep 25th 2008, 06:44 AM
BG5965
4 Quick Questions on Electrical Energy
1) The wire of an electric light globe must be/have:
a] Low resistance
b] High resistance
c] Made of copper {definitely wrong}
d] Very thick and short

2) A car battery gives out electricity for a longer time than a dry cell because:
a] It is bigger than a dry cell
b] It contains more liquid than a dry cell
c] It can be recharged, dry cells can't
d] Can be given distilled water, dry cells can't

3) Voltage could be best described as:
a] Magnetic pressure
b] Electrical current
c] Resistance
d] Electrical pressure

4) How can you prevent static electricity build up?

Thanks to anyone who helps.
• Sep 25th 2008, 07:45 AM
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Hello! BG5965,
1) High resistance
2) it can b recharged
3) Electrical pressure
4) i suppose it should b earthing.(Clapping)
• Sep 26th 2008, 07:01 AM
CaptainBlack
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Hello! BG5965,
1) High resistance
2) it can b recharged
3) Electrical pressure
4) i suppose it should b earthing.(Clapping)

It is pointless answering these if you don't provide an explanation.

Also 2 cannot be right.

For 2: given that the electrolyte and materials of the cathode and anode are different between the cells there is no simple answer (in fact we know that car batteries are usually lead acid (HCl) cells, but what kind of dry cell are we talking about?).

Other things being equal larger size = greater energy storgage so with the same load longer discharge time. So that would suggest that (a) is the intended answer to a very badly formulated question.

RonL
• Sep 27th 2008, 11:29 PM