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Reference Electrode

Last Updated: 2/28/19 by Support

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1Reference Electrode

The reference electrode is used as a stable source against which the potential Potential of other electrodes Electrode are measured in an electrochemical system. Electrochemical System The reference electrode typically has a stable and well-known thermodynamic potential.  The high stability of the reference electrode is usually achieved by employing a redox Redox system with constant (buffered or saturated) concentrations of the ions or molecules involved in the redox half-reaction.  When used as part of a three-electrode system, Three-Electrode System current Current does not pass through the reference electrode.
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