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Energy Applied to a Battery

APCHEM-GMZUKU

When a battery for a cordless drill is left unused until it no longer provides any power and then is recharged to full power, which of the following is a LEAST likely description of this scenario?

A

Heat and work energy was performed by the battery, resulting in a dead battery that had to be recharged.

B

The amount of heat energy lost by the unused battery is equal to the sum of the work and heat energy absorbed by the battery when it is recharged.

C

The energy absorbed by the battery when it is recharged is in the form of work and heat energy.

D

Recharging a battery is the result of reversing a redox reaction.