Understanding Voltammetry (3rd Ed)
Series: Essential Textbooks in Chemistry
by Richard Compton;Craig E Banks
World Scientific Europe Ltd | September 2018 | ISBN-10: 1786345269 | PDF | 456 Pages | 18.2 mb
The power of electrochemical measurements in respect of thermodynamics, kinetics and analysis is widely recognised but the subject can be unpredictable to the novice even if they have a strong physical and chemical background, especially if they wish to pursue quantitative measurements. Accordingly, some significant experiments are perhaps wisely never attempted while the literature is sadly replete with flawed attempts at rigorous voltammetry.
This textbook considers how to implement designing, explaining and interpreting experiments centered on various forms of voltammetry (cyclic, microelectrode, hydrodynamic, etc.). The reader is assumed to have knowledge of physical chemistry equivalent to Master's level but no exposure to electrochemistry in general, or voltammetry in particular. While the book is designed to stand alone, references to important research papers are given to provide an introductory entry into the literature.
The third edition contains new material relating to electron transfer theory, experimental requirements, scanning electrochemical microscopy, adsorption, electroanalysis and nanoelectrochemistry.
Readership: Researchers and professionals in electrochemistry, batteries, fuel cells, solar cells, analytical chemistry.
About the Authors
Richard G Compton is Professor of Chemistry and Aldrichian Praelector at Oxford University, United Kingdom where he is also Tutor in Chemistry at St John's College. Compton has broad interests in both fundamental and applied electrochemistry and electroanalysis including nanochemical aspects. He is the Physical Chemistry editor of the Oxford Chemistry Primers series which comprises about 100 short texts covering a wide range of essential topics in the undergraduate chemistry curriculum.
Dr Craig Banks is a senior lecturer in the Manchester Metropolitan University. His academic interests include: Intelligent Electrochemical Sensing, Nano Electrochemistry, Electrochemical Sensors and Nano Composites. His teaching specialism is in Analytical Chemistry with Forensic Applications. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC).
1 Equilibrium Electrochemistry and the Nernst Equation I
2 Electrode Kinetics 37
3 Diffusion 83
4 Cyclic Voltammetry at Macroelectrodes 113
5 Voltammetry at Microelectrodes 163
6 Voltammetry at Heterogeneous Surfaces 203
7 Cyclic Voltammetry: Coupled Homogeneous Kinetics and Adsorption 245
8 Hydrodynamic Electrodes 299
9 Voltammetry for Electroanalysis 355
10 Voltammetry in Weakly Supported Media: Migration and Other Effects 377
11 Voltammetry at the Nanoscale 407
Appendix: Simulation of Electrode Processes 431