It's well known that if you place 2 electrodes connected to a battery in salt water, Positive ions will get attracted to the negative electrode, and negative ions to the positive electrode.
But what if in respect to salt water's potential both electrodes are at a (let's say 9008V and 9000V potential.) won't the positive ions get repelled by both electrodes and the negative ions attracted to both electrodes ?
EDIT #1 : The first awnser said that only potential difference matters but wouldn't positive charges going into positive charges get repelled (coulomb's law)
You may say it's because the other one has even more positive charges, but then this will mean it get's repelled to the other positive electrode and dosen't mean attracted to lower potential electrode. And why wouldn't a positive ion just get repelled by both (coloumb's law) and stay in a corner of the container.