The @E01956@ of a single electrode is not amenable to direct experimental determination and can only be measured against a reference system. The measured quantity, \(E\), is the relative @E01956@.
Source: PAC, 1986, 58, 955. (The absolute electrode potential: an explanatory note (Recommendations 1986)) on page 956 [Terms] [Paper]
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