Electrochemistry is an old branch of physical chemistry. Due to the development of surface sensitive techniques, and a technological interest in fuel cells and batteries, it has recently undergone a rapid development. This textbook treats the field from a modern, atomistic point of view while integrating the older, macroscopic concepts. The increasing role of theory is reflected in the presentation of the basic ideas in a way that should appeal to experimentalists and theorists alike. Special care is taken to make the subject comprehensible to scientists from neighboring disciplines, especially from surface science. The book is suitable for an advanced course at the master or Ph.D. level, but should also be useful for practicing electrochemists, as well as to any scientist who wants to understand modern electrochemistry.
- This is an updated edition of a successful textbook
- Makes electrochemistry accessible to students of chemistry
- Shows how electrochemistry applies in energy technology
Table of Contents
Preliminaries.- structure of water and aqueous solutions.- The metal-solution interface.- principles of adsorption on metal electrodes.- Structure of electrode surfaces.- Phenomenological treatment of electron-transfer reactions.- Theoretical considerations of electron-transfer reactions.- The semiconductor-electrolyte interface.- Self-assembled monolayers.- Selected experimental results for electron-transfer reactions.- Proton- and ion-transfer reactions.- electrocatalysis.- Metal deposition and dissolution.- Complex reactions.- Liquid-liquid interfaces.- Transient techniques.- Convection techniques.- Thermodynamics of ideal polarizable interfaces.- Bond-breaking and electrocatalysis.