Definition of Overvoltage

1. Noun. (physics) The difference between the electric potential of an electrode or cell under the passage of a current and the thermodynamic value of the electrode or cell potential in the absence of electrolysis; overpotential. ¹



2. Noun. The hazardous condition that occurs when the voltage in a circuit is raised above that for which it was designed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overvoltage

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Overvoltage

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1. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1916)
"The values also increase with an increase in cd Le Blanc considers H overvoltage to be the excess of back emf generated at the electrode, over that at a ..."

2. Outlines of Theoretical Chemistry by Frederick Hutton Getman (1922)
"overvoltage. The reactions occurring at the electrodes of an electrolytic cell are catalytically accelerated by the metal of which the electrodes are formed ..."

3. The Principles of Applied Electrochemistry by Arthur John Allmand (1912)
"Nickel 0-38 volt 0-56 volt Iron 0-50 0-59 Platinised platinum 0'44 0-80 Smooth platinum 0-84 1-46 Finally, the overvoltage diminishes very considerably with ..."

4. An Advanced Course of Instruction in Chemical Principles by Arthur Amos Noyes, Miles Standish Sherrill (1922)
"The overvoltage is always found to increase with increase of the applied electromotive force and of the current-density; but it varies in a highly specific ..."

5. The Applications of Electrolysis in Chemical Industry by Arthur James Hale (1918)
"Anodes,—These should have a low oxygen and chlorine overvoltage, since these gases are so frequently discharged, and the material must be resistant to ..."

6. Laboratory Course in Electrochemistry by Oliver Patterson Watts (1914)
"overvoltage In experiments 45 and 46 it was seen that the discharge potential of hydrogen varied with cathodes of different materials. ..."

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