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lithium batteries

Lithium batteries are special types of batteries that are used in many places, like your car, phone, and computer. They are special because they store a lot of energy in a small package. This helps you be able to use your devices for longer without having to recharge them very often. To make them work, lithium needs to be combined with other materials like cobalt, nickel, and manganese. All of these materials help the lithium batteries store energy and release it slowly over time.