So in episode 23 of the anime dr. Stone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faQ2EVj7SrQ a character named gen was making zinc carbon batteries by using manganese and I’m pretty sure it wasn’t manganese dioxide, just elemental manganese. He put the manganese directly on a zinc sheet and wrapped it around it leaving the top open, and then inserted a carbon rod and covered the rest of the manganese with a ring of something and added what i think is some adhesive on that ring to keep the manganese from falling out, at least that is what I understood.
Is this what he actually does or did I get something wrong?
Will it work?
Can zinc carbon batteries work using manganese instead of manganese dioxide?
Usually there has to be some sort of insulation between the zinc and manganese right? He didn’t, he put the manganese directly on the zinc, would it work? Regardless of whether it was manganese or manganese dioxide, would it work without any insulation?
And there was no electrolyte, would it work without it? And if not, does the electrolyte have to be ammonium chloride or can i use any thing else like sodium chloride?