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The acid comes from the vinegar inside the ice tray. Fill in a 2 x 3 grid of the ice cube tray with vinegar. /CS /Page R The acid comes from the … Aim to have around 2 inches of the wire wrapped around the nail and 2 inches of the wire hanging off the side of the nail. acidic solution. 4 0 obj /PageLabels 7 /MediaBox /Names /Pages >> R <> /FlateDecode Is the LED brighter than before? Batteries are of two different metals suspended in an acidic solution. One property about copper is that it likes to hold onto electrons more strongly than zinc. /Outlines 5 pieces of copper wire. Place a nail into the top-middle section, and let the straight portion of the wire sit in the top-right section. >> endobj Take the end of a 4-inch copper wire and wrap it around a nail for a few revolutions. endobj /Resources Always use Vinegar having more acidic content. >> R 0 /Type 0 There should now be 6 sections containing vinegar. By Jeremy Deaton. endobj If my deduction is correct, you can increase the current by increasing the surface area of the plates and by increasing the conductivity of the medium (add salt and/or acid). Take a nail and place it into the bottom-right section, and let the straight portion of the wire connected to the nail sit in the bottom-middle section.
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