Sorry, if this sounds silly, but I have had this doubt from a long time. Please help me, I'll forever be grateful to you. I'm a student of 10th grade. This is my doubt:
- What happens when electrons from the negative terminal reaches the positive terminal through the wire?
- After they reach the positive terminal, what happens to them?
- Do those same electrons again start flowing inside the battery, to the negative terminal of the battery, through the wire, then again to the positive terminal?
- Or, the chemical reactions inside the battery produce new electrons which go to the negative terminal of the battery, then start flowing through the wire?
When the electrons keep flowing to the positive terminal,the electrons should be equal at the positive plate as it is in the negative plate, basically, equilibrium should be reached, then at that time,the electron flow should stop, so the battery should finish.
- Then why does the battery not finish then, rather it finishes when the chemicals inside the battery become useless?
I'm a 10th grader and I have tried to find answers from everywhere but I am not satisfied and there are mixed answers, some contradicting the other, so please give the valid answer and try to explain it as simply as you can. Thanks a lot.