The study of electrochemistry is pertinent to a wide variety of fields, including bioenergetics, environmental sciences, and engineering sciences. In addition, electrochemistry plays a fundamental role in specific applications as diverse as the conversion and storage of energy and the sequencing of DNA.
Intended both as a basic course for undergraduate students and as a reference work for graduates and researchers, Analytical and Physical Electrochemistry covers two fundamental aspects of electrochemistry: electrochemistry in solution and interfacial electrochemistry. By bringing these two subjects together into a single volume, the author clearly establishes the links between the physical foundation and the analytical applications of electrochemistry.
The philosophy of Analytical and Physical Electrochemistry has been to publish all the mathematical derivations in detail, allowing you, if you so desire, to follow the calculations that lead to the main results. With this rigorous approach, the author has provided a book of reference constructed from first principles. In this respect, the nomenclature and standards of the IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) are observed.
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Preface to the Original French Version
Electrochemical Potential of Ions
Electrochemical Potential of Electrons
Redox Reactions at Metallic Electrodes
Cells and Accumulators
Electrochemical Equilibria at the Interface Between Two Electrolytes
Analytical Applications to Potentiometry
Ion Exchange Membranes
Appendix: The Respiratory Chain
Thermodynamic Aspects of Solvation
Structural Aspects of Ionic Solvation
TRANSPORT IN SOLUTION
Transport in Electrolyte Solutions
Conductivity of Electrolyte Solutions
Influence of Concentration on Conductivity
Thermodynamics of Irreversible Systems
Statistical Aspects of Diffusion
Appendix: Elements of Fluid Mechanics
Thermodynamics of Electrified Interfaces
Spatial Distribution of Polarization Charges
Structure of Electrochemical Interfaces
ELECTROKINETIC PHENOMENA AND ELECTROCHEMICAL SEPARATION METHODS
Electrophoretic Methods of Analytical Separation
Electrophoretic Separation of Biopolymers
Industrial Methods of Electrochemical Separation
STEADY STATE AMPEROMETRY
Current Controlled by the Kinetics of the Redox Reactions
Reversible Systems: Current Limited by Diffusion
Electrodes with a Diffusion Layer of Controlled Thickness
Quasi-Reversible Systems: Current Limited by Kinetics and Diffusion
Irreversible Systems: Current Limited by Kinetics and Diffusion
Quasi-Reversible Systems: Current Limited by Diffusion, Migration, and Kinetics
Experimental Aspects of Amperometry
Chronoamperometry Following a Potential Step
Square Wave Voltammetry
Thin Layer Voltammetry
Amperometric Detectors for Chromatography
Impedance of an Electrochemical System
Electrochemically Reversible Reactions with Semi-Infinite Linear Diffusion
Influence of the Kinetics
Electron Transfer at Liquid/Liquid Interfaces
Assisted Ion Transfer at Liquid/Liquid Interfaces
ANNEX A: VECTOR ANALYSIS
Circulation of the Field Vector
The Vector Gradient
Flux of the Field Vector
The Green-Ostrogradski Theorem
ANNEX B: WORK FUNCTIONS AND STANDARD REDOX POTENTIALS