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overpotential

[oh-ver-puh-ten-shuh l] /ˈoʊ vər pəˌtɛn ʃəl/
noun, Electricity
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; over- + potential
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  • However, overpotential of discharging and charging bring huge challenge for its application.
  • However, the overpotential arising from ohmic losses in the hydrogen sulfide are extremely high.
  • One means of protecting steel against corrosion is to coat it with a metal that has a higher hydrogen overpotential, such as tin.
  • The oxygen activation overpotential remains almost the same for all catalysts.

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