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working electrode

An electrode that serves as a transducer responding to the excitation signal and the concentration of the substance of interest in the solution being investigated, and that permits the flow of current sufficiently large to effect appreciable changes of bulk composition within the ordinary duration of a measurement.
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. doi:10.1351/goldbook.
Last update: 2014-02-24; version: 2.3.3.
DOI of this term: doi:10.1351/goldbook.W06686.
Original PDF version: http://www.iupac.org/goldbook/W06686.pdf. The PDF version is out of date and is provided for reference purposes only. For some entries, the PDF version may be unavailable.
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