Above is a npn transistor with a battery connected across emitter and collector.
My textbook and all online resources seem to say this: No current flows in above circuit because the emitter-base junction is not forward biased. The current will flow when another battery is connected across emitter-base junction.
But doesn't the existing battery across emitter-collector already make the emitter-base diode forward biased? Where would all the voltage of that battery appear?
If emitter-base junction is not forward biased, then both the junctions will have large but same resistance. This means half the battery voltage appears across each junction. This makes the emitter-base junction forward biased.
Where is my error?