What's the term for when 2 elements have more potential to make power in a DIY battery?

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What's the term for when 2 elements have more potential to make power in a DIY battery?

I'm investigating materials to use in DIY batteries. DIY batteries sometimes use copper and zinc electrodes. Copper has a greater positive "potential" and zinc has a negative "potential", and when you add up the absolute value of these potentials, yout get a number. The higher the number the more power the battery will generate, and that's why we use lithium in batteries.


What is this term called? I googled "electric potential" and "electrochemical potential" and it does not seem to fit what I'm looking for.

 

I'm actually looking for a table of elements which describes the differentt potentials for the anode and cathode. Once I have a decent anode/cathode set, I'll experiment with different electrolytes and post results for voltage, amps, and runtimes for different combinations.

 

Thanks!

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I found it. It’s “electrode potential”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_electrode_potential_