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What makes non-rechargeable batteries non-rechargeable?

Discussion in 'General Electronics' started by KellyClarksonTV, Jul 8, 2004.

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  1. It looks like the chemical reactions can be reversed ... why cant they recharge
    efffeciently and safely for thousands of cycles?
  2. Jupitersally

    Jupitersally Guest

    Chemical entropy will prevent any reaction from complete reversal.
    So even for a rechargable battery, ultimately it will loose its ability to recharge.
  3. The chemestry behind modern batteries is fairly complex if you get in
    to the details of it. To keep it simple, the chemical changes in a non
    rechargeable batrtery is not reversable. Rechargeable batteries are
    more complex in their structure, and are more expensive to produce.

    Jerry G.
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