## applied potential

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.A00424
The difference of potential measured between identical metallic leads to two electrodes of a cell. The applied potential is divided into two @[email protected], each of which is the difference of potential existing between the bulk of the solution and the interior of the conducting material of the electrode, an $$i\ R$$ or ohmic potential drop through the solution, and another ohmic potential drop through each electrode. In the electroanalytical literature this quantity has often been denoted by the term @[email protected], whose continued use is not recommended.
Source:
PAC, 1985, 57, 1491. (Recommended terms, symbols, and definitions for electroanalytical chemistry (Recommendations 1985)) on page 1502 [Terms] [Paper]