Maximum potential

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Maximum potential

Postby Jessica Tsui 1H » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:03 am

I don't understand how maximum potential is calculated when there is very little current flow. How does that work?

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Re: Maximum potential

Postby ian_haliburton_1f » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:52 am

Maybe it has to do with the fact that potential difference has to do with how positive one electrode is versus the other. When a stronger current of electrons flows, the positive electrode will attract them, which I would imagine effectively makes its charge more negative, thereby decreasing the potential difference.

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