Batteries generate electricity through a chemical reaction between two different electrodes and one electrolyte. Use of Copper and Zinc electrodes and Sulfuric acid as electrolyte is a proven method for this process. We are wondering if we can use any other liquid as electrolyte? This gave us the idea of using a potato as electrolyte. After all a fresh potato has a lot of juice that may serve our purpose as electrolyte.
Problem: Can Potato be used to generate electricity?
Hypothesis: Potato juice contains many water soluble chemicals that may cause a chemical reaction with one or both of our electrodes. So we may get some electricity from that Material:
For this experiment we use:
*A fresh potato*
*A Digital or Analog Multimeter to measure Voltage or Current of produced electricity.
*Alligator clips/ Leads.