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Simple: Batteries and flow of charges

  1. Sep 16, 2008 #1
    Hello everyone.
    I have a very simple problem here but I'm confused from the different concepts about the way charges or electrons flow inside the battery.

    Here's the question
    "Batteries always have two terminals, labeled + and -. The + terminal has the higher electric potential. If you connected the terminals to a circuit, which way would positive charges flow in the circuit? What about negative charges?"

    Here's what my thoughts are
    Since we have a terminal with higher electric potential this means that charges will flow from the place with higher EP to the place with lower EP. But which charges would that be?

    I'm stumped...
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