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Open-Circuit Potential

  1. Feb 6, 2010 #1
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    I just wanted to restate what I (think I) know about this concept and see if my logic is correct. The open-circuit potential is the equilibrium potential. All cells have an equilibrium potential, but it isn't always well-defined. If there is a redox couple at the both electrodes, it can be determined from the nernst equation. If there are no redox couples, a potential range must be developed using standard reduction potentials, and the equilibrium potential lies somewhere between the background limits. Also, the equilibrium in this sense is chemical equilibrium. Is this correct?
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