• Luigi Galvani (1737-1798) was an Italian physician and scientist who did research on nerve conduction in animals.
  • His accidental observation of the twitching of frog legs when they were in contact with an iron scalpel led to studies on electrical conductivity in muscles and nerves.
  • He believed that animal tissues contained an “animal electricity” similar to the natural electricity that caused lightning to form.
  • A voltaic cell is an electrochemical cell that uses a spontaneous redox reaction to produce electrical energy.
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