Wednesday, May 28, 2008

It should end with... a BOOOM!

I started wondering today (always a worry) about what would happen if you drop a battery in a glass of water. Would it explode? Would it boil the water? Would it make the water electric like what happens when you put an electric heater in a bath?

But apparently nothing much happens which I think is a bit disappointing and clearly shows a fundamental flaw in the design of batteries.

1 comment:

Chip said...

Try it in salty water. Pure water is a pretty poor conductor, and while drinkable water is not all that close to pure, it's still not that great a conductor. A saline solution is a much better conductor, because of all those ions.

Careful you don't put your fingers in to fish it back out again though!