Simple question regarding diode

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hitmen

Joined Sep 21, 2008
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When a diode is reverse biased, does it act as a open circuit or short circuit? Can anyone tell me why?

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If I attach a battery in the opposite polarity to it, what will the pd be across the branch consisting of these 2 elements?
 

chrissyp

Joined Aug 25, 2008
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A reverse bias diode will go open circuit,Although there will be some leakage ,it depends on the diode and what you are using it to do whether the leakage is important.
 
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