A Reformulation of the Basic Principles

  • Hermann Gerhard Hertz

Part of the Lecture Notes in Chemistry book series (LNC, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Hermann Gerhard Hertz
    Pages 64-75
  3. Hermann Gerhard Hertz
    Pages 106-125
  4. Hermann Gerhard Hertz
    Pages 138-182
  5. Hermann Gerhard Hertz
    Pages 196-211
  6. Hermann Gerhard Hertz
    Pages 212-219
  7. Hermann Gerhard Hertz
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  8. Hermann Gerhard Hertz
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 254-257

About this book


In this book a presentation of a phenomenological theory of elec­ trochemistry is given. More precisely, it should be stated that only one part of the whole field of electrochemistry is developed. It is the purpose of this treatment to describe the interconnection between the electric current in a composite thermodynamic system and the rate of production of a certain substance on the one side, the rate of deple­ tion of another substance on the other side, and the work per unit time which has to be delivered to or is supplied by the system. The last part of this programme leads to the computation of the electric potential or the electromotive force of a typical arrangement called a galvanic cell. It will only be the electric current~ which is considered, not the change of the electric current per unit time, i.e. d~/P{t • The vari­ ation of Jz with time would have to be the subject of the second part of this new treatment of electrochemistry.


Diffusion Norm chemistry electrochemistry production transport

Authors and affiliations

  • Hermann Gerhard Hertz
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Physical Chemistry and ElectrochemistryUniversity of KarlsruheKarlsruheWest Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-10008-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-86534-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0342-4901
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-6603
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