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These are automotive batteries (Car, truck, motorbike).
The grid structure in both batteries is made from a Lead alloy. A pure Lead grid structure is not strong enough & therefore other metals like antimony, calcium, tin, and selenium in small quantities are alloyed for added strength and improved electrical properties.
Lead is a chemical element with atomic number 82 and symbol Pb. It is a heavy metal with a density exceeding that of most common materials; it is soft, malleable, and melts at a relatively low temperature. When freshly cut, it has a bluish-white tint; it tarnishes to a dull grey upon exposure to air.
Lead has several properties that make it useful: high density, low melting point, ductility, and relative inertness to oxidation. Combined with relative abundance and low cost, these factors resulted in the extensive use of lead in construction, plumbing, batteries, bullets and shot, weights, solders, pewters, fusible alloys, and radiation shielding.
Lead wheel weights
Wheel weights may have a chemical abbreviation written on them. For weights made of steel, you may see the chemical abbreviation “Fe” (for iron, the primary component of steel). The chemical abbreviation “Zn” may be visible on weights made of zinc. Both metals tend to be a little lighter in weight than those made of lead, so those weights should be larger than lead weights.
A catalytic converter is an emissions control device that converts toxic gases and pollutants in exhaust gas to less toxic pollutants by catalyzing a redox reaction
Cat converters are made of precious metal such as platinum, palladium and rhodium.