whats the difference between normal batteries and alkaline batteries?

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  • 4 weeks ago

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  • 2 months ago

    Alkaline batteries are the normal batteries of today.  Lithium lasts longer.  

  • D1218
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    They last for a longer time.

  • 2 months ago

    Alkaline batteries will last longer allot longer than normal batteries but can't be charge.

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  • 2 months ago

    For decades, alkaline batteries were the norm.

    You need to specify the 16 flavors of you normal batteries.

    I will list a couple, IE: nickle cadmium, lithium-ion, nickle metal Hydride (NiMH),

    Lithium Polymer, Lead Acid.

    It is all about the chemistry and construction of a battery.

  • 3 months ago

    Let's assume the normal batteries are carbon batteries. The power of alkaline batteries is much higher than that of carbon batteries, about 2-3 times. However, the discharge current of alkaline batteries is larger than that of carbon batteries during use. If small electrical appliances are used for a long time, alkaline batteries will easily burn out the electrical appliances.

  • 3 months ago

    Most "normal" batteries these days are alkaline batteries. Any AA, AAA, C, D, 9V from Duracell, Energizer, etc will be alkaline.

    You can still buy zinc carbon batteries which were pretty much the standard before alkaline.

    Here's a link to some pretty good basic info


  • 3 months ago


    Most batteries have acid-based electrolyte, whereas alkalines work on the opposite side of the pH spectrum. 


    It may be of some interest that in most dry cells the outer can is negative  

    while in alkaline cells the can is positive.    


    For full information, look up the subject on Wikipedia.  

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