• Focused introductions designed to give students an in-depth understanding of a diverse range of important topics in modern chemistry
  • Frequent diagrams, margin notes, and definitions support students in their learning
  • Questions at the end of every chapter and interactive online questions encourage active learning and promote deep understanding
  • Mathematics and physics content is tailored to the specific needs and abilities of an undergraduate audience
  • Well-chosen examples show how concepts are applied in real-world situations
  • Online tutorials help students to understand difficult concepts

The renowned Oxford Chemistry Primers series, which provides focused introductions to a range of important topics in chemistry, has been refreshed and updated to suit the needs of today's students, lecturers, and postgraduate researchers. The rigorous, yet accessible, treatment of each subject area is ideal for those wanting a primer in a given topic to prepare them for more advanced study or research. Moreover, cutting-edge examples and applications throughout the texts show the relevance of the chemistry being described to current research and industry. 

The learning features provided, including questions at the end of every chapter and online multiple-choice questions, encourage active learning and promote understanding. Furthermore, frequent diagrams, margin notes, further reading, and glossary definitions all help to enhance a student's understanding of these essential areas of chemistry. 

This brand new addition to the series provides the most accessible first introduction to electrochemistry, combining explanation of the fundamental concepts with practical examples of how they are applied in a range of real-world situations.
Online Resources:
The online resources that accompany Electrochemistry includes:
For Students:

  • Multiple-choice questions for self-directed learning
  • ​Online tutorials to explain difficult concepts.

1: Introduction to electrochemistry
2: The electrochemical cell
3: Potentials, interfaces, electrodes and mass transport
4: Heterogeneous electron transfer and the Tafel equation
5: Dynamic electrochemical techniques
6: Batteries, fuel cells, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy


Wesley R. Browne, Chair of Molecular Inorganic Chemistry, University of Groningen
Wesley R. Browne obtained his PhD in Chemistry (2002) from Dublin City University, before taking up Research and Honorary Research Fellowships at Queen's University Belfast, Ireland. Subsequently he moved to the University of Groningen as a Research Fellow at the Stratingh Institute for Chemistry in 2003, and was appointed as Assistant Professor (2007) and later Associate Professor of Functional Molecular Materials and Catalytic Systems (2013). He is currently Chair of Molecular Inorganic Chemistry (2015). Both his research and teaching centre on spectroscopy and electrochemistry applied to materials and molecular systems, in particular molecular switches and oxidation catalysis. He was awarded the 'Gouden Docent' (Gold medal for Chemical Education) in 2016 by the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society, and sits on the International advisory boards of the European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, Chemical Communications, and Particle.

"An insightful and clear coverage of the main principles and phenomena in electrochemical studies." - Vasily Oganesyan, University of East Anglia

"A superb introductory text to electrochemistry, which describes how the key relationships that underlie modern electrochemistry are derived, and how they are used." - Mark Symes, University of Glasgow

"There are so few beginners' text books that address electrochemistry in this logical way and bring in circuits so early." - Petra Cameron, University of Bath


ISBN : 9780198790907

Wesley R. Browne
152 ページ
189 x 246 mm
Oxford Chemistry Primers