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Characteristics of a Battery

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Complete the following statements about batteries with the correct option.

A battery is a

cell.

When a battery is discharging (producing a current), the cell potential, $E_{cell}$ is

.

When a rechargeable battery is charging, the cell potential, $E_{cell}$ is

.

When a battery is at equilibrium, $E_{cell}$

.

When is a battery an example of an electrolytic cell?