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B Confusion about the electric potential

  1. Dec 19, 2017 #1
    Why the negative pole of a battery is said to be of higher potential? While if we a consider a DC battery of 12V (for instance) then we have Vpn=V (positive) -V (negative)=12V whish is a positive quantity, then we should conclude that Vp>Vn in contradiction to first statement!
    Please illustrate this point.
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  3. Dec 19, 2017 #2


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    Who says that?

    Electrons have a higher potential energy there, but that is a different statement.
  4. Dec 19, 2017 #3


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    I have never heard anyone say that.
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