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pri·mary cell

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. voltaic cell, galvanic cell, primary cellnoun

    an electric cell that generates an electromotive force by an irreversible conversion of chemical to electrical energy; cannot be recharged

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  1. primary cell

    A primary battery or primary cell is a battery (a galvanic cell) that is designed to be used once and discarded, and not recharged with electricity and reused like a secondary cell (rechargeable battery). In general, the electrochemical reaction occurring in the cell is not reversible, rendering the cell unrechargeable. As a primary cell is used, chemical reactions in the battery use up the chemicals that generate the power; when they are gone, the battery stops producing electricity. In contrast, in a secondary cell, the reaction can be reversed by running a current into the cell with a battery charger to recharge it, regenerating the chemical reactants. Primary cells are made in a range of standard sizes to power small household appliances such as flashlights and portable radios. Primary batteries make up about 90% of the $50 billion battery market, but secondary batteries have been gaining market share. About 15 billion primary batteries are thrown away worldwide every year, virtually all ending up in landfills. Due to the toxic heavy metals and strong acids and alkalis they contain, batteries are hazardous waste. Most municipalities classify them as such and require separate disposal. The energy needed to manufacture a battery is about 50 times greater than the energy it contains. Due to their high pollutant content compared to their small energy content, the primary battery is considered a wasteful, environmentally unfriendly technology. Due mainly to increasing sales of wireless devices and cordless tools which cannot be economically powered by primary batteries and come with integral rechargeable batteries, the secondary battery industry has high growth and has slowly been replacing the primary battery in high end products.

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  1. primary cell

    A primary cell is a type of electrochemical cell in which the reaction cannot be reversed, meaning it cannot be recharged. Once the chemical reactions within the cell have taken place and the energy supply is exhausted, the cell is depleted and must be replaced. This term may also refer to the basic type of cells within an organism from which other cells are derived through differentiation.

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  1. Primary cell

    A primary cell is a battery that is designed to be used once and discarded, and not recharged with electricity and reused like a secondary cell. In general, the electrochemical reaction occurring in the cell is not reversible, rendering the cell unrechargeable. As a primary cell is used, chemical reactions in the battery use up the chemicals that generate the power; when they are gone, the battery stops producing electricity and is useless. In contrast, in a secondary cell, the reaction can be reversed by running a current into the cell with a battery charger to recharge it, regenerating the chemical reactants. Primary cells are made in a range of standard sizes to power small household appliances.

Editors Contribution

  1. primary cell

    An electric cell that produces current by chemical reaction and is designed to be used once.

    Primary cells can be a type of battery that are made in a range of standard sizes for use in variety of devices and appliances.


    Submitted by anonymous on November 15, 2015  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of primary cell in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of primary cell in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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