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    Fuel Cell Experiments and Labs

      Definition

      A fuel cell produces electricity by a chemical reaction of an external fuel and an oxidant that react in the presence of an electrolyte which carries electricity from one electrode of the cell to the other.

      For example, a hydrogen fuel cell uses hydrogen as fuel and oxygen as oxidant.

      Background Information

    • Fuel Cell Basics [View Resource]
    • How Fuel Cells Work [View Resource]
    • Fuel cell - Wikipedia [View Resource]
    • Solid oxide fuel cells [View Resource]
    • Molten carbonate fuel cell [View Resource]
    • Fuel cell vehicle [View Resource]
    • Comparison of Fuel Cell Technologies [View Resource]
    • Fuel Cells 2000 [View Resource]
    • Christian Friedrich Schönbein and William Grove: The Invention of the Fuel Cell [View Resource]

      K-12 Experiments, Labs, Lesson Plans and Science Fair Projects

    • Fuel cells - electricity form without burning [View Experiment]
    • Investigating the Effect of Temperature on Reaction Rate [View Experiment]
    • Measuring the atomic mass of oxygen and aluminium [View Experiment]
    • Measuring Oxygen Consumption in a Fuel Cell [View Experiment]
    • Investigating the Rate Determining Step in a Multi-step Reaction [View Experiment]
    • Measuring the Power of a Fuel Cell [View Experiment]
    • Investigating the internal resistance of a cell [View Experiment]
    • Fuel Cells Science Fair Projects and Experiments [View Experiment]
    • Build your own band aid fuel cell [View Experiment]
    • Build a hydrogen fuel cell [View Experiment]
    • How Does Temperature Affect the Electrical Output of a Fuel Cell? [View Experiment]
    • How a fuel cell works and compare its efficiency to that of an internal combustion engine [View Experiment]
    • Lesson: Battery and Fuel Cell Technologies [View Experiment]
    • Unit: Experiencing Alternative Energy Modularly [View Experiment]
    • Introduction to Renewable Energy and Lab [View Experiment]

      College Experiments, Labs, Studies and Articles

    • The Control Strategy for High Temperature Fuel Cell Hybrid Systems [View Experiment]
    • Well-to-Wheels Analysis of Advanced Fuel/Vehicle Systems - A North American Study of Energy Use, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Criteria Pollutant Emissions [View Experiment]
    • Does a Hydrogen Economy Make Sense? Electricity obtained from hydrogen fuel cells appears to be four times as expensive as electricity drawn from the electrical transmission grid. [View Experiment]
    • A Generation of Microbial Fuel Cells with Current Outputs Boosted by More Than One Order of Magnitude [View Experiment]

      See Also

    • Hydrogen Vehicle [View Experiment]
    • Direct Methanol Fuel Cell [View Experiment]
    • Microbial Fuel Cell [View Experiment]



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