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Hamann, Carl H.
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Publication Information:
Weinheim ; New York : Wiley-VCH, [1998]

Physical Description:
xvii, 423 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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QD553 .H29 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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With the advent of materials science and nanotechnology, electrochemistry is becoming increasingly important and at the same time more interdisciplinary. This textbook provides a concise introduction to the fundamental principles of modern electrochemistry.

The authors are renowned scientists and experienced textbook authors, making the book scientifically up to date and thorough, but still didactically skillful and lucid. Whether you teach courses in electrochemistry or you still prepare for your exam ... This book will be the one to refer to!

Author Notes

Hamann, Vielstich: Elektrochemie I, first published in 1988, 3-527-21100-4, DM 48.00, 205 pages.

Hamann, Vielstich: Elektrochemie II, first published in 1981, 3-527-21081-4, DM 58.00, 428 pages.

Alltogether about 19260 copies have been sold up to january 1997.

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Choice Review

Electrochemistry is a very broad subject, including topics as diverse as the conductivity of salt solutions, the nature of electron transfer from charged surfaces, the structure of solutions near such charged surfaces, adsorption, catalysis of reactions by surfaces, mass transport (by a variety of mechanisms), chemical reaction cascades induced by electrodes, quantitative and qualitative analysis of mixtures, and so forth. No single-volume treatise could possibly cover all such topics. This authoritative monograph covers physical electrochemistry, i.e., the properties of charged surfaces and electrolyte solutions, quite well. It does much less well at describing matters related to chemical analysis of solutions and the techniques used in such analysis, and the discussion of electrode reaction mechanisms is so brief as to be useless. However, the book would be a good choice for students at any level, up to practicing chemists, interested primarily in a good introduction to the physical aspects of electrochemical science. Fundamentals of Electrochemical Science, by Keith B. Oldham and Jan C. Myland (CH, Jul'94), covers much of the same material in less depth but includes a wider variety of topics and might be more valuable at the introductory level. A. Fry; Wesleyan University

Table of Contents

Definitions and Concepts
Electrical Conductivity and Interionic
Interactions, Electrode Potentials and Double-Layer Structure at Phase Boundaries
Electrical Potentials and Electrical Current
Electrochemical Methods for the Study of the Electrode
Electrolyte Interface, Reaction Mechanisms
Galvanic Cells
Analytical Applications