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The results obtained in this experiment are recorded in the table below.

Type of electrochemical cell Voltage (mV)
Zinc-copper 100
Lead-copper 501
Lead-zinc 489

*The above readings are the average obtained after 5 trials.

For the zinc-copper cell, 100 millivolts of electricity is produced.
For the lead-copper cell, 501 millivolts of electricity is produced.
For the lead-zinc cell, 489 millivolts of electricity is produced.

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Time required:
1 hour to prepare, 10 minutes for observation.
Material availability:
All materials mentioned should be available from your school chemistry laboratory.
Safety concerns:

Students should be careful as they are dealing with electricity and chemical reactions in this experiment. Adult supervision required at all times.