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One making the cathode more positive and the anode more negative), the net result would be a current flow in the reverse direction, causing a net charging of the cell. Polarization losses Knowledge of the amount by which the voltage of a cell, delivering a particular level of current, deviates from its equilibrium value is of central importance in assessing the performance of a practical battery system. This polarization voltage, Epol, can be associated with two principal causes: 9 'ohmic' or 'iR' drop in the bulk of the electrolyte phases, separators and sometimes in the electrode phases and connectors; 9 'electrode losses' which include the 'activation overvoltage', connected with the charge transfer step and/or nucleation and crystallization processes at each electrode/electrolyte interface, and the 'concentration overvoltage' related to the depletion or accumulation of electroactive material near the electrode surfaces.

1 • 105 Pa, which in practical terms may be taken to be equal to 1 atmosphere). In practice such a standard electrode cannot be realized, but the scale it defines can. The electrode potential is defined as the potential difference between the terminals of a cell constructed of the half-cell in question and a standard hydrogen electrode (or its equivalent) and assuming that the terminal of the latter is at zero volts. Note therefore that the electrode potential is an observable physical quantity and is unaffected by the conventions used for writing cells.

Le;;)tu u! -, 0 C~ C) C) o o r4 44 Theoretical background solution level of the same energy or from an occupied solution level to an empty metal level. By making the electrode potential more negative (Fig. 11 b), the Fermi level of the metal is raised, more filled electronic states in the metal overlap with unfilled states in the solution and hence there is a relatively greater tendency for electron transfer from the metal to the solution. The opposite situation occurs when the electrode potential is made more positive (Fig.

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