Electrochemistry theme in one volume is a component of Encyclopedia of Chemical Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.
The Theme on Electrochemistry with contributions from distinguished experts in the field, discusses Electrochemistry related technologies and applications with brief description of the most important applications of electrochemistry in everyday life. Electrochemistry is the science that studies the properties and chemical transformations of/within ionic conductors (most commonly a solution of a salt) and at the interface between an ionic conductor and an electronic conductor (most commonly a metal) or semiconductor. In a broad sense, the word electrochemistry would refer to the science that studies those chemical conversions in which electrically charged species are implicated. Given the electrical nature of matter, this definition would include almost every chemical reaction, since in almost every reaction there will be a transfer of electrons among the atoms of the participating species, during the splitting and formation of chemical bonds. In this very definition, two broad and well differentiated areas can be distinguished, depending on the number of phases present in the system.
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Victor Climent graduated with first class honors at the University of Alicante in 1995 and obtained his Ph.D. in the same University in 2000. He was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship for a postdoctoral position in Oxford University under the supervision of Prof. Richard Compton, where he stayed for two years, 2001 and 2002. He returned to the University of Alicante as Ramon y Cajal fellow and became Associate Professor in 2007. His work has focused on the study of the relation between electrode surface structure and reactivity. On this subject he has coauthored more than 60 papers and several book chapters.