Test: MCAT Physical

A student conducts an experiment for a chemistry class. The student wishes to explore power generation from different types of voltaic cells. He sets up three different cells, and then compares the amount of energy generated from each one.

One of his cells is shown below as an example. Both remaining cells follow the same layout.

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A scientist discovers that a voltaic cell he constructs is able to run and produce energy indefinitely, without ever needing intervention again. Which law is this cell violating?

The third law of thermodynamics

The first law of thermodynamics

The cell is not violating thermodynamics

The second law of thermodynamics

The zeroth law of thermodynamics

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