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The main purpose of this paper is to solve the world fuel crisis with a simple household solution. We have highlighted the use of chemical cells for the same by making use of a working model of a small car. Our experiments demonstrate the use of lemon batteries as a substitute to the traditional alkaline batteries. Lemon juice containing citric acid makes up an excellent electrolyte using Copper and Magnesium as electrodes. The working of a cell is based on simple electrolytic cell which is a combination of redox reactions. The power drawn by the cell is directly proportional to the concentration of lemon juice used. A single lemon cell gives enough voltage to power an LED. During this experiment we found out that the current drawn per cell is very less. Connecting enough cells in series and parallel combinations draws enough power to run a motor of the car. Because of the small current being drawn the final battery was very bulky. To overcome this difficulty we found out various other solutions which can draw more power than lemon juice. They are • Bleach cell • Salt cell • Vinegar cell Among the above solutions, bleach cell is the most efficient and long lasting. All the above mentioned cells including the Lemon cell are eco friendly i.e. there isn’t any waste or toxic gases evolving. Using chemical cells and improvising them on a larger scale can certainly help reduce the energy crisis all over the world.

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Alkaline batteries concentration electrolyte series & parallel combinations.

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Inamdar, S., Tharval, A., & Sheth, B. (2015). CHEMICAL BATTERY AS SUBSTITUTE TO CONVENTIONAL FUEL. Students’ Research in Technology & Management, 1(2), 133-140. Retrieved from https://giapjournals.com/ijsrtm/article/view/54

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