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passivation potential

in electrochemical corrosion
The most negative electrode potential at which the passivating film is formed. The passivation potential is equal to or more positive than the equilibrium potential of formation of the phase constituting the film. Usually, the corrosion current goes through a maximum at the passivation potential.
PAC, 1989, 61, 19 (Electrochemical corrosion nomenclature (Recommendations 1988)) on page 21
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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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