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asymmetry potential

of a glass electrode
The measured potential difference of a symmetrical cell with identical solutions and reference electrodes on each side of the glass membrane. There is rarely the need, nor the possibility, of measuring the asymmetry potential of commercial glass electrodes. Drifts in glass electrode potentials with time and variations from day-to-day in the potential measured in a standard buffer may be attributed to changes in asymmetry potential.
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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: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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