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## Explanation of potential difference

The electrons moving round a circuit have some potential energy. As electrons move arround a cicuit, they transfer energy to the tvarious components in the circuit. Total amount of energy transfered to the different components of the circuit is alwasys equal to energy provided by teh power source (battery). For example, when electrons move through a circuit having one lamp as shown below.

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