How to generate electricity from a Lemon


Lemon juice is very acidic in nature which makes it a powerful and effective electrolyte.
The whole lemon itself acts as a reservoir for the movement of electrons to and from the electrodes (copper and zinc) been used. 
The free flow of electrons in lemon juice makes it capable of generating electric current.


Materials needed
1. Copper 
2. Zinc
3. A lemon (or just the lemon juice)
4. A voltmeter 

Function of the materials
1. Copper: Acts as a positive electrode
2. Zinc: Acts as a negative electrode
3. A lemon (or lemon juice): Will be used as the electrolyte
4. A voltmeter: Will be used to measure the amount of voltage been generated.


Now let us look at how we can generate electricity with Lemon.
1. Plunge two electrodes (that is one copper and one zinc) in the lemon

2. Make sure the electrodes are separated from each other.

Individual electrons will be produced as soon as the atomic structure of the atoms of the two electrodes starts breaking.

3. Connect your voltmeter to measure the amount of voltage produced by the lemon.


If you would like to use just the lemon juice, follow the procedure below;
1. Pour the lemon juice in a beaker.
2. Suspend the copper and the zinc electrode in the juice.
3. To measure the amount of voltage been produced by the lemon juice, connect your voltmeter to the electrodes.

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