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**difference**in electric**potential between two points in an**electric field; the work that has to be done in transferring unit positive charge from one**point**to the other, measured in volts.Also question is, what is the potential difference between two points in a circuit is called?

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**difference**in**electrical potential**energy**between two points**in a**circuit**is**called**the**potential difference**or voltage (V) - this**difference**causes current to flow in a closed**circuit**, and the higher the**potential difference**in a**circuit**, the greater the**potential**energy of each electron.What is the difference in electrical potential between two places?

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**electric potential difference between two locations**is 12 volts, then one coulomb**of**charge will gain 12 joules**of potential**energy when moved**between**those**two locations**. Because**electric potential difference**is expressed in units**of**volts, it is sometimes referred to as the voltage.