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CBSE Class 12-science Answered

What are the advantages of a fuel cell over mercury cell?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 22 Jun, 2016, 02:53: PM
Expert Answer

The fuel cell is cleaner and most efficient cell because its product can be used. The Hydrogen - Oxygen Fuel cells were extensively used in the Apollo space programme where the water formed was used by astronauts for drinking purpose. It has very high EMF indicating that it can act as a good source of energy. Mercury cell although very durable uses mercury which is a poisonous substance and a potential pollutant.

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