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Electrochemistry

Introduction

Electrochemistry encompasses chemical and physical processes that involve the transfer of charge. Some examples are electroplating, iron oxidation (rusting), solar-energy conversion, energy storage (batteries), photosynthesis, and respiration. Links to background documents on redox chemistry are listed below.


Electroanalytical chemistry

There are two categories of electrochemical processes that are applied to quantitative measurements:

  1. potentiometry - measurement of a potential (voltage)
  2. electrolytic methods - measurement involving a current
In both of these categories, an electrochemical measurement can be related to the concentration of an analyte. See the Electrochemistry Index for links to specific electrochemical techniques.


Background on redox chemistry


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