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The potato battery experiment might seem old-fashioned in today’s gadget-minded world, but it’s solid science with a quirky past and a surprising future. While it’s still difficult to imagine that no one thought to boil a potato before making a Click on battery out of it, you have to wonder who decided to see if a potato could be made into a battery in the first place. Nonetheless, we can be glad he or she did! Be careful when handling the wires, because there is a small electric charge running through the wires. Hydrogen gas may also be a byproduct of the chemical reactions in the potato, so don't perform the experiment near open flames or strong sources of heat The liquid electrolyte in a battery is similar to potato juice. Potato juice ionizes substances into their ions in a solvent just like electrolyte. Thatrsquo;s what makes a potato similar to an electrical battery, In order for it to give the potato power. In this same way, potato juice makes the electrons go in either the anode or the cathode. Then all the electrons travel through a wire from the anode to the cathode. Another similarity is that potato batteries and electrical batteries both have a limited amount of energy. When the flow of electrons in the battery stops, the energy runs out. Even though these two items have different acid levels on the ph scale they are both acidic enough to produce electricity.