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Electric cells are used as a source of electricity in a variety of devices such as alarm clocks, wrist watches, tv remotes etc.


Components of Electric Cell:

  • Electric cell has a metal cap on one side and a metal disc on the other side.
  • We can also see a positive and a negative sign marked on the electric cell
  • Metal cap is the positive terminal while the metal disc is the negative terminal .
  • Electric cell also has a chemical which is stored inside it, when the chemical is used up the electric cell stops working.



A group of cells is known as a battery.

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