Takes the student from the most basic chemical and physical principles through fundamentals of thermodynamics, kinetics, and mass transfer, to a thorough treatment of all important experimental methods. Treats application of electrochemical methods to elucidation of reaction mechanisms; double layer structure and surface processes, and their effects on electrode processes are developed from first principles; other key features include a chapter on operational amplifier circuits and electrochemical instrumentation, unique coverage of spectrometric and photochemical experiments, and Laplace transform and digital simulation techniques. Contains numerous examples, illustrations, end-of-chapter problems, references, uniform mathematical notation, and an extensive list of symbols, abbreviations, definitions, and dimensions.
The new edition of the cornerstone text on electrochemistry Spans all the areas of electrochemistry, from the basics of thermodynamics and electrode kinetics to transport phenomena in electrolytes, metals, and semiconductors. Newly updated and expanded, the Third Edition covers important new treatments, ideas, and technologies while also increasing the book's accessibility for readers in related fields. Rigorous and complete presentation of the fundamental concepts In-depth examples applying the concepts to real-life design problems Homework problems ranging from the reinforcing to the highly thought-provoking Extensive bibliography giving both the historical development of the field and references for the practicing electrochemist.