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It has been fashionable to describe electrochemistry as a discipline at the interface between the branches of chemistry and many other sciences. A perusal of the table of contents will affirm that view. Electrochemistry finds applications in all branches of chemistry as well as in biology, biochemistry, and engineering; electrochemistry gives us batteries and fuel cells, electroplating and electrosynthesis, and a host of industrial and technological applications which are barely touched on in this book. However, I will maintain that electrochemistry is really a branch of physical chemistry. Electrochemistry grew out of the same tradition which gave physics the study of electricity and magnetism. The reputed founders of physical chemistry-Arrhenius, Ostwald, and van't Hoff-made many of their contributions in areas which would now be regarded as electrochemistry. With the post-World War II capture of physical chemistry by chemical physicists, electrochemists have tended to retreat into analytical chemistry, thus defining themselves out of a great tradition. G. N. Lewis defined physical chemistry as qthe study of that which is interesting.q I hope that the readers of this book will find that electrochemistry qualifies.For an aqueous solution with v = 10.6 m2s-1, xH = 0.063 mm when Go = 250 rad s-1. The hydrodynamic layer is about 0.23 ... In practice turbulence usually becomes a problem with Go = 1000 rads 1 (10, 000 rpm). A surprising, but important, anbsp;...

Author:P.H. Rieger
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06


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