Alessandro Volta 1745-1827

Voltaic Pile.

Alessandro Volta (1745-1827) was a friend of Galvaniís although his ideas differed slightly. Volta believed that the results from Galvaniís experiment were due to the salt liquids of the frogís insides completing a circuit with the metal electrodes and producing electricity. The electricity came form the two metal electrodes toughing in a moist atmosphere as opposed to Galvani who thought that the legs themselves were creating electricity.

Following Galvaniís experiment Volta built the worlds first battery in 1800, the Voltaic pile. It consisted of alternating layers of Zinc, Silver and a separator of blotting paper soaked in salt water.

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