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Wesley R. Browne

19 December 2018

ISBN: 9780198790907

152 pages

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Oxford Chemistry Primers

Price: £27.99

The most accessible first introduction to electrochemistry, which combines explanation of the fundamental concepts with practical examples of how they are applied in a range of real-world situations.



This brand new addition to the Oxford Chemistry Primers series provides the most accessible first introduction to electrochemistry, combining explanation of the fundamental concepts with practical examples of how they are applied in a range of real-world situations.

  • Focused introductions designed to give students an in-depth understanding of a diverse range of important topics in modern chemistry
  • Frequent diagrams, margin notes, and definitions support students in their learning
  • Questions at the end of every chapter and interactive online questions encourage active learning and promote deep understanding
  • Mathematics and physics content is tailored to the specific needs and abilities of an undergraduate audience
  • Well-chosen examples show how concepts are applied in real-world situations
  • Online tutorials help students to understand difficult concepts

About the Author(s)

Wesley R. Browne, Chair of Molecular Inorganic Chemistry, University of Groningen

Wesley R. Browne obtained his PhD in Chemistry (2002) from Dublin City University, before taking up Research and Honorary Research Fellowships at Queen's University Belfast, Ireland. Subsequently he moved to the University of Groningen as a Research Fellow at the Stratingh Institute for Chemistry in 2003, and was appointed as Assistant Professor (2007) and later Associate Professor of Functional Molecular Materials and Catalytic Systems (2013). He is currently Chair of Molecular Inorganic Chemistry (2015). Both his research and teaching centre on spectroscopy and electrochemistry applied to materials and molecular systems, in particular molecular switches and oxidation catalysis. He was awarded the 'Gouden Docent' (Gold medal for Chemical Education) in 2016 by the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society, and sits on the International advisory boards of the European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, Chemical Communications, and Particle.

Table of Contents

    1:Introduction to electrochemistry
    2:The electrochemical cell
    3:Potentials, interfaces, electrodes and mass transport
    4:Heterogeneous electron transfer and the Tafel equation
    5:Dynamic electrochemical techniques
    6:Batteries, fuel cells, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy


"An insightful and clear coverage of the main principles and phenomena in electrochemical studies." - Vasily Oganesyan, University of East Anglia

"A superb introductory text to electrochemistry, which describes how the key relationships that underlie modern electrochemistry are derived, and how they are used." - Mark Symes, University of Glasgow

"There are so few beginners' text books that address electrochemistry in this logical way and bring in circuits so early." - Petra Cameron, University of Bath

Additional Resources

Online resources

The online resources that accompany Mass Spectrometry include:

For students:

- Multiple-choice questions for self-directed learning

- Online tutorials to help develop mathematical and problem-solving skills

For registered adopters of the text:

- Figures from the book available to download

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