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# What is a terminal potential difference?

## What is a terminal potential difference?

“Work done by the cell in flowing a unit positive charge from one terminal to other terminal through external resistance in a circuit is called the terminal potential difference or terminal voltage of the cell.”

What is a terminal PD?

The terminal potential difference (p.d) is the potential difference across the terminals of a cell. If there was no internal resistance, the terminal p.d would be equal to the e.m.f.

### Is potential difference and terminal potential difference same?

Hint: The potential difference across a cell in a circuit is called a terminal potential difference. According to Ohm’s law, the current passing through a conductor is directly proportional to voltage applied across it.

What is the difference between terminal voltage and potential difference?

When no current is drawn from a cell, the potential difference between the terminals of the cell is called its electro-motive force (or e.m.f.)When current is drawn from a cell, the potential difference between the electrodes of the cell is called its terminal voltage.

## How do you find terminal potential difference?

The voltage across both the ideal voltage source and the series resistor is called the terminal pd and the relationship between them is V=E−Ir.

What is terminal potential difference and emf?

Difference Between Voltage and EMF

EMF Voltage
It is the potential difference between the two terminals of a battery or cell in an open circuit. Emf is an open circuit voltage. It is the potential difference between the two terminals of a battery or cell in a closed circuit. Terminal voltage is a closed-circuit voltage.

### What is terminal potential difference and EMF?

How do you find the terminal potential difference in a cell?

Current I from some other source is used to charge the cell. In this case, terminal potential difference is greater than the emf by an amount Ir, i.e., V=E+Ir.

## What is the terminal potential difference in short circuit?

What is the terminal potential difference of a cell when short-circuited? Solution : The terminal potential difference of a cell when its short-circuited is zero.

What is EMF and terminal voltage?

Terminal voltage is the potential difference across the terminals of a load when the circuit is switched on. E.m.f. is the maximum potential difference that can be delivered by a cell or a generator when no current flows through it. Terminal voltage is measured by voltmeter. E.m.f. is measured by potentiometer.

### What is emf and terminal potential difference?

Terminal voltage is defined as the potential difference across the terminals of a load when the circuit is on. While EMF is defined as the maximum potential difference that is delivered by the battery when there is no flow of current.

How do you calculate terminal voltage?

Example of Calculating the Terminal Voltage when Current is Unknown

1. Step 2: Use the equation VT=ε−Ir V T = ε − I r to Calculate the Terminal Voltage.
2. VT=12−(1.5)(2)
3. The terminal voltage of the battery is VT=9V.