I saw this sentence from one of @Dave's excellent answers:
If the collector is open-circuit, all of this current flows out the base connection. But as long as there's at least a small positive bias on the collector-base junction, most of the current is diverted to the collector and only a small fraction remains to flow out of the base.
Although I can understand why it's happening, it seems that the Ebers-Moll equations can't predict this, which really concerns me. I want to know what else can't the EM model explain, so that I won't fall into the pit when facing such situations.
As I know so far, "such situations" include
- High frequency
- Early effect