reduction potential

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reduction potential (electrode potential) A quantitative measure of the ease with which a substance is oxidized or reduced. It represents the voltage necessary to prevent the flow of electrons to or from a half-cell containing aqueous solutions of the oxidized and reduced forms of the test substance when it is connected to a hydrogen half-cell.

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reduction potential(electrode potential) A quantitative measure of the ease with which a substance is oxidized or reduced. It represents the voltage necessary to prevent the flow of electrons to or from a half-cell containing aqueous solutions of the oxidized and reduced forms of the test substance when it is connected to a hydrogen half-cell.

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reduction potential See OXIDATION POTENTIAL.