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Fundamentals of Electroanalytical Chemistry

Fundamentals of Electroanalytical Chemistry

Paul M. S. Monk

ISBN: 978-0-470-51133-6

Apr 2008

384 pages



This thoroughly updated open learning text provides an introduction to electroanalytical chemistry, one of today's fastest growing and most exciting frontiers of analytical science. The author discusses electroanalysis in a non-mathematical and informal tutorial style and offers over 250 discussion and self-assessment questions. In addition he includes 50 worked examples that provide excellent material for testing the reader's understanding of the subject matter.
The topics covered include the following:
* Simple emf measurements with cells
* Equilibrium and dynamic measurements
* Polarography
* Cyclic voltammetry
* Rotated disc, ring-disc and wall-jet electrodes
* In situ spectroelectrochemistry measurements
* Impedance analysis
* Preparation of electrodes
* Data processing
The book also contains a comprehensive bibliography and details of web-based resources. It assumes no prior knowledge of this powerful branch of analytical science and will be an invaluable aid for anyone wanting to perform analytical measurements using electrochemical technqiues. Is approach makes it also ideal for students.
Series Preface.


Acronyms, Abbreviations and Symbols.

About the Author.

Explanatory Forword.

Introductory Overview and Discussion of Experiemental Methodology.

Equilibrium Measurements: "Frustrated" Equilibrium with No Net Electron Transfer.

Potentiometry: True Equilibrium and Monitoring Systems with Electron Transfer.


Analysis by Dynamic Measurement, A: Systems Under Diffusion Control.

Analysis by Dynamic Measurement, B: Systems Under Convection Control.

Additional Methods.

Electrode Preparation.

Data Processing.

Appendix A: Named Electoanalysis Equations Used in the Text.

Appendix B: Writing a Cell Schematic.

Appendix C: The Electrode Potential Series (Against the SHE).

Responses to Self-Assessment Questions.


Glossary of Terms.

SI Units and Physical Contents.

Periodic Table.

"...this book is recommended for all those who wish to learn about the different electroanalytical methods..." (Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Vol. 40, NO. 23, December 3, 2001)
  • First low-level book which discusses the principles of electroanalytical chemistry - timely because of growth of electroanalytical devices.
  • Distance-learning structure with clear summaries of each analytical technique.
  • Extensive use of self-assessment questions and problems to aid student understanding.
  • Combines topics from 3 previous books published by Wiley in similar series (ACOL)