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Consider the following statements A and B and identify the correct answer.
Statement(A):A Zener diode is always connected in reverse bias to use it as voltage.
Statement(B):The potential barrier of a p-n junction lies between 0.1 to 0.3 V, approximately.
  1. A and B are correct.
  2. A and B are wrong.
  3. A is correct but B is wrong.
  4. A is wrong but B is correct.

A
A is correct but B is wrong.
B
A is wrong but B is correct.
C
A and B are correct.
D
A and B are wrong.
Solution
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When Zener diode is forward biased, it behaves like ordinary diode and when reverse biased, it will be a voltage stabilizer. Also, at room temperature, the voltage across the depletion layer for silicon is about 0.60.7V and for germanium is about 0.30.35V
Hence, statement
A is correct but statement B is wrong.

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