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Q & A: What other vegetables can make a ’potato battery’?

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
Do different kinds of potatoes all make electricity? What is special about potatoes? Could other vegetables or fruits dod the same?
- Brent (age 8)
El Paso, TX
A:
Brent -

Any sort of potato should work to make a battery. The important thing to make a vegetable or fruit battery work is the pieces of metal you use, not the potato or lemon. (Potato batteries, lemon batteries, etc. all work the same way.)

For more information, you can take a look at the answer to the question:

-Tamara

(published on 10/22/2007)

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