Q.

The anode in a dry cell consists of –

A. Copper
B. Zinc
C. Cadmium
D. Graphite
Answer» B. Zinc
Explanation: A "dry-cell" battery is essentially comprised of a metal electrode or graphite rod (elemental carbon) surrounded by a moist electrolyte paste enclosed in a metal cylinder. The cathode is composed of a form of elemental carbon called graphite, which serves as a solid support for the reduction halfreaction. A thin zinc cylinder serves as the anode and it undergoes oxidation.
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