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Dry cell

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Dry cells are a type of chemical cells.[1] Dry cells are commonly used today in the form of batteries. Dry cells are used in many electrical appliances.[1] Most dry cells are not truly dry; they still contain a liquid electrolyte, but it is immobilized in a paste or gel. Several truly dry, or solid-state, batteries have been developed, but none are commercially available yet.

Types of dry cells[change | change source]

Primary cells are not rechargeable.[2] They have to be thrown away after their chemicals are used.

Secondary cells are rechargeable. They can be used again.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Ramsden, E. N. (2001). Chemistry. Nelson Thornes. p. 230. ISBN 978-0-7487-6242-2.
  2. Avison, John (2014). The World of Physics. Nelson Thornes. p. 264. ISBN 978-0-17-438733-6.