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EXPERIMENT FRUITBATTERY

BY ROHAN, DYLAN, AND BRANDON


OUR EXPERIMENT

HOW WILL DIFFERENT FRUITS AFFECT (MAKING FRUIT BATTERIES)


THE AMOUNT OF ENERGY
DISCHARGED?
OUR RATIONALE

 If our group finds a good fruit that produces lots of electricity, we can make a more
ecofriendly battery because metal batteries are metal that just gets wasted after use,
making lots of landfill but a fruit battery will be compostable.
 In the future GMOs might make it even more power and even more life time.
 Also, stores don’t usually sell fruit that looks bad. If we manage to find a fruit that
produces lots of electricity, we could use that fruit that is wasted to create batteries
instead of leaving it there to waste.
OUR HYPOTHESIS

Our hypothesis is that the fruit with the We think this because the citrus will conduct
most citric acid will produce the highest the energy the best, making the greatest
energy output. electric charge.
RESEARCH

Zinc and copper act as positive and negative terminals for electricity

Citrus fruits have a high acidic content and if you have a lot of acidic content,
it will be better for conducting electricity.

You don’t really need zinc and copper but they work well together.

You need dissimilar metals.

Puncture skin of fruit with zinc and copper wire, about 2 in. apart.
 The copper and zinc metal act as positive
and negative battery terminals.
 The zinc metal reacts with the acidic
lemon juice (mostly from citric acid) to
produce zinc ions (Zn 2+) and electrons (2
e-).The zinc ions go into solution in the
lemon juice while the electrons remain on
RESEARCH the metal and eventually make it to the
copper making the battery terminals and
electrons are producing the charge.
 Batteries are comprised of two different
metals suspended in an acidic solution and
the fruits juice is the acidic solution and
the zinc and copper is acting as the two
different metals.
THE FRUITS WE
USED
 Mango
 Orange
 Lemon
 Grapefruit
 Lime
 Tomato
OUR RESULTS
CONCLUSION

 Looking at our results, it is clear that our original hypothesis was right. One way we
know it is right is that grapefruits are a citric fruit, but lemon has more citrus. We
think this happened because the grapefruit was bigger, so it had a larger citrus total.
Another interesting that that happened is that the tomato tied the lime in energy
output. I think this was because the tomato was so much easier to get the juices
running so that it was a lot easier to get the power flowing better. In conclusion, it
turns out that grapefruit is the best fruit confirmed. If I were to do this again, things I
would change would be use more fruits types, different type of the plant, and maybe
use 2 metals that are not zinc or copper or all one type of metal.
THANKS FOR WATCHING!