In fuels cells, hydrogen “burns“ with oxygen to form water. The hydrogen and oxygen molecules are ionized at catalytically activated electrodes. In the process hydrogen loses electrons which are taken up by oxygen. The simulation shows this “original principle" of the fuel cell and explains (graphically and in the form of an animation) a modern membrane fuel cell with polymer membrane, a so-called PEM fuel cell. Its use in power plants is presented.
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Learning resource type:
Chemistry; Physics; Technology
Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school; Vocational training
Chemical reduction; Energy; Energy supply; Future; Hydrogen; Power generation; Renewable energy; Technology; Electric power generation; Energy conversion; Energy store; Fuel cell; Hydrogen technologies; Redox reaction; Renewable energy; Technology of the future; Whiteboard-compatible
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