Thermodynamics of electrodes and cells
Fundamentals and Survey of Systems
Thermodynamics and kinetics of fuel cell reactions
Published Online: 15 DEC 2010
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Handbook of Fuel Cells
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Hamnett, A. 2010. Thermodynamics of electrodes and cells. Handbook of Fuel Cells. .
- Published Online: 15 DEC 2010
In this chapter the thermodynamic consequences of the Galvani potential difference at the electrode–electrolyte interface are explored. The Nernst equation is derived for a simple redox couple in solution, and extended to gas electrodes. The experimental consequences of the Nernst equation in terms of measurable cell quantities are discussed, and conventions used in describing cells covered.
- electrode potential;
- Nernst equation;
- cell voltage;
- electrochemical potential;
- cell conventions