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I'm reading about electrodeposition of conductive polymers in a chemistry textbook, and the author mentions 'trace-crossing' in the 'potentiodynamic response'. From the context I can figure out that 'potentiodynamic response' means cyclic voltammogram. But what is the 'trace crossing'?

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'Trace crossing' is in the literal sense, where 'trace' is another word for 'line'. 'Trace crossing' basically means that the line in the voltammogram crosses itself.

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It would be great if you edited your answer to include a short explanation of when the voltammogram crosses itself and why it is important :) – ManishEarth Jan 15 '13 at 17:42

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