Static Electricity & The Invention Of The Battery.?

Can anyone explain to me how static electricity "moulded" the battery? I have a very basic understanding. I know static electricty was generated & "stored" on metal plates. & more research went into this to develop the battery. Actually, I believe it was more of a capacitor than... show more Can anyone explain to me how static electricity "moulded" the battery?

I have a very basic understanding. I know static electricty was generated & "stored" on metal plates. & more research went into this to develop the battery.

Actually, I believe it was more of a capacitor than anything.

Any help?
Thank you
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