10. Electrode Polarization

  1. Keith B. Oldham1,
  2. Jan C. Myland1 and
  3. Alan M. Bond2

Published Online: 21 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119965992.ch10

Electrochemical Science and Technology: Fundamentals and Applications

Electrochemical Science and Technology: Fundamentals and Applications

How to Cite

Oldham, K. B., Myland, J. C. and Bond, A. M. (2011) Electrode Polarization, in Electrochemical Science and Technology: Fundamentals and Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119965992.ch10

Author Information

  1. 1

    Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 NOV 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470710852

Online ISBN: 9781119965992

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Keywords:

  • electrode polarization;
  • current, electrode potential;
  • “electrode polarization” and “overvoltage”;
  • totally depolarized, null potential;
  • kinetic polarization;
  • IR drop, “ohmic overvoltage”;
  • exchange current density;
  • transport polarization;
  • nernstian condition;
  • potentiostat-supported, three-electrode

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Three Causes of Electrode Polarization

  • Ohmic Polarization

  • Kinetic Polarization

  • Transport Polarization

  • Multiple Polarizations

  • Polarizations in Two- and Three-Electrode Cells

  • Summary