What is an electric cell? What are the various elements and functioning of an electric cell? [3 MARKS]
Definition: 1 Mark
Elements: 1 Mark
Functioning: 1 Mark
An electric cell is a device that converts chemical energy into electrical energy.
It has two terminals which are made of metal - one terminal is positive, while the other one is negative.
When the two terminals are connected to an electrical device, electric current flows through it.
The positive terminal of an electric cell is the metal cap, and the metallic disc is the negative terminal.
An electric cell produces electricity from the chemical stored in it. When the chemical gets used up it stops working.