i found a metal rod inside a duracel battery, whats it made of? Answered
after looking through (literally) some batteries that i had held onto in the hope that theyd contain carbon rods for elecrolysis.
i discoverd now what the signs are that a battery contains a carbon rod, and how to tell if its a wet cell.
now, i opened up a d size duracel wet cell, that contained a metal rod that looks identical to a blunt nail, and i was wondering, what is this made of? because , i kno theres a reason iron rodsa arent used inside these batterries, being because theyd rust, yet this has no rust at all, so im wondering wjhat is it? also, ide thought ide emntion it was attached to the negative terminal.
also, is the silvery metalic flaky dust stuff inside the paper roll inside said battery pure zinc? or is it zinc oxide, because ide very much like to try to use it to make zinc sulfide for glow in the dark plastic, so would it work?