9v battery explosion
November 2, 2006 4:48 PM Subscribe
Can anyone tell me why a 9v battery would explode? Description of the event...
posted by snsranch to Science & Nature (11 answers total)
Just a while ago I heard what sounded like a .22 being fired and was sprayed with warm stuff. At first I thought I had been shot but upon inspection it turned out to be a 9v battery that was sitting on a work bench behind me. It's the tiny rectangular kind with the terminals next to each other (the kind you stuck your tongue on when you were a kid).
It wasn't touching anything and the "warm stuff" was gray sticky powder. The part that blew out is opposite the terminals.
Any ideas? This kinda freaked me out.