ISBN-10: 352731069X

ISBN-13: 9783527310692

Edition: 2nd 2006

Authors: Carl H. Hamann, Andrew Hamnett, Wolf Vielstich, Wolf Vielstich

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Batteries, fuel cells, corrosion and electricity - with the advent of materials science and nanotechnology, electrochemistry is more important than ever. It is also becoming increasingly interdisciplinary, such that electrochemistry is a must for all chemistry students in their courses and for laboratory courses in physical chemistry. This second, completely updated edition of a classic textbook provides a concise introduction to modern electrochemistry, from the physical-chemical fundamentals right up to technical applications, with an emphasis on energy technology. The renowned and experienced textbook authors present the material in a didactically skilful and lucid manner, backed by numerous informative illustrations and tables. The scope of this book covers such modern methods of investigation as spectroelectrochemistry and mass spectrometry, electrochemical analysis and production methods, as well as fuel cells and micro- and nanotechnology. The result is required reading for those majoring in chemistry, as well as those studying chemical engineering, materials science and physics.
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List price: $104.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/9/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 550
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Carl H. Hamann: Following his studies in mathematics, physics, biology and economics in Hamburg and Bonn, graduating in 1966 as a physicist, Carl H. Hamann gained his doctorate in 1970, becoming Professor for Applied Physical Chemistry at the University of Oldenburg in 1975. He has since concentrated mainly on fuel cells, electrochemical metrology, passage and adsorption kinetics, turbulent flows, the thermodynamics of irreversible systems, preparative electroorganic chemistry and technical electrochemistry. Professor Hamann has thus far published some 80 articles in journals and books.Wolf Vielstich: As Heinz Gerischer's first student, in G?ngen in 1952/53, Wolf Vielstich was concerned with developing a fast Potentiostaten while determining exchange current densities. Upon starting work at the Institute for Physical Chemistry, Bonn University, in 1960 he demonstrated that, apart from mercury, reproducible cyclic voltamograms, such as for the oxidation of hydrogen and methanol, are contained in solid electrodes, including Pt, Ir, Rh, Au and Pd. There then followed experiments with methanol/air and NiMH cells, among others. He was always interested in developing novel methods, such as the rotating ring electrode, on-line MS (DEMS), in-situ FTIRS and UHV analysis of adsorbants. Between 1986 and 1993, Wolf Vielstich was the Coordinator of the first European project to develop a DMFC, and in 1998 he was awarded the Faraday Medal by the Royal Chemical Society. Since 1999 he has been working as a guest of the Universidade de Sao Paulo, and edited Wiley's Handbook of Fuel Cells (2003).Professor Hamnett graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA (Chemistry) in 1970 and a D.Phil. (Chemistry) in 1973. He has held research and academic positions at the University of British Columbia, Canada, and at Oxford and Newcastle Universities, England, before his appointment in January 2001 as Principal and Vice-chancellor of the University of Strathclyde. He has nearly 200 publications in books and scientific journals, covering areas of spectroscopy, quantum theory and electrochemistry. His primary academic interests in recent years include the development and utilisation of spectro-electrochemical techniques in electrochemistry, and the development of improved fuel cells and solar-energy conversion devices.

List of Symbols and Units
Foundations, Definitions and Concepts
Ions, Electrolytes and the Quantisation of Electrical Charge
Transition from Electronic to Ionic Conductivity in an Electrochemical Cell
Electrolysis Cells and Galvanic Cells: The Decomposition Potential and the Concept of EMF
Faraday's Laws
Systems of Units
Electrical Conductivity and Interionic Interactions
Empirical Laws of Electrolyte Conductivity
Ionic Mobility and Hittorf Transport
The Theory of Electrolyte Conductivity: The Debye-Hu�ckel-Onsager Theory of Dilute Electrolytes
The Concept of Activity from the Electrochemical Viewpoint
The Properties of Weak Electrolytes
The Concept of pH and the Idea of Buffer Solutions
Non-aqueous Solutions
Simple Applications of Conductivity Measurements
Electrode Potentials and Double-Layer Structure at Phase Boundaries
Electrode Potentials and their Dependence on Concentration, Gas Pressure and Temperature
Liquid-junction Potentials
Membrane Potentials
The Electrolyte Double-Layer and Electrokinetic Effects
Potential and Phase Boundary Behaviour at Semiconductor Electrodes
Simple Applications of Potential Difference Measurements
Electrical Potentials and Electrical Current
Cell Voltage and Electrode Potential during Current Flow: an Overview
The Electron-transfer Region of the Current-Potential Curve
The Concentration Overpotential - The Effect of Transport of Material on the Current-Voltage Curve
The Effect of Simultaneous Chemical Processes on the Current Voltage Curve
Adsorption Processes
Electrocrystallisation - Metal Deposition and Dissolution
Mixed Electrodes and Corrosion
Current Flows on Semiconductor Electrodes
Methods for the Study of the Electrode/Electrolyte Interface
The Measurement of Stationary Current-Potential Curves
Quasi-Stationary Methods
Electrochemical Methods for the Study of Electrode Films
Spectroelectrochemical and other Non-classical Methods
Preparation of Nanostructures, Combination of STM and UHV-Transfer
Optical Methods
Electrocatalysis and Reaction Mechanisms
On Electrocatalysis
The Hydrogen Electrode
The Oxygen Electrode
Methanol Oxidation
Carbon Monoxide Oxidation at Platinum Surfaces
Conversion of Chemical Energy of Ethanol into Electricity
Reaction Mechanisms in Electro-organic Chemistry
Oscillations in Electrochemical Systems
Solid and Molten-salt Ionic Conductors as Electrolytes
Ionically Conducting Solids
Solid Polymer Electrolytes (SPE's)
Ionically-conducting Melts
Industrial Electrochemical Processes
Introduction and Fundamentals
The Electrochemical Preparation of Chlorine and NaOH
The Electrochemical Extraction and Purification of Metals
Special Preparation Methods for Inorganic Chemicals
Electro-organic Synthesis
Modern Cell Designs
Future Possibilities for Electrocatalysis
Component Separation Methods
Galvanic Cells
Properties, Components and Characteristics of Batteries
Secondary Systems
Primary Systems other than Leclanche� Batteries
Fuel Cells
Primary and Secondary Air Batteries
Efficiency of Batteries and Fuel Cells
Analytical Applications
Titration Processes using Electrochemical Indicators
Electro-analytical Methods
Electrochemical Sensors
Subject Index
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