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That is certainly an effect if you apply GHz AC, but I don't think it matters at 50 or 60 Hz. The pickle has more than enough time to stay extremely close to equilibrium current flow and potential drop.In the idealized case of a constant current flowing through a resistor, yes. But we're talking about starting from zero current, then applying voltage to produce non-zero current. During the transition, energy dissipation in the resistor is not the same everywhere; it starts where energy first flows into the resistor.