chem1 virtual textbook

a reference text
for General Chemistry

Stephen Lower

Simon Fraser University

The eight pages in this section of the Chem1 Virtual Textbook cover elementary electrochemistry in somewhat greater depth than is found in standard textbooks, but at a level still suitable for first-year college and advanced high school courses. It should also be helpful as review material for students in more advanced courses in analytical and physical chemistry. This material is also available as a pdf document suitable for viewing or printing; click here to download (40 pages).

To access the desired page, click one of the six
lesson titles
immediately below; you can also go directly to any sub-section within a lesson by clicking on a smaller heading.

This site was link-checked and revised in March 2007

1- Introduction

2- Galvanic cells and electrodes

3  Cell potentials and thermodynamics

4  The Nernst equation

5  Applications of the Nernst equation

6  Batteries and fuel cells

7  Electrochemical corrosion

8  Electrolytic cells and electrolysis