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The Interface Structure and Electrochemical Processes at the Boundary Between Two Immiscible Liquids

  • Vladimir E. Kazarinov

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Introduction

Studies on the electrochemical processes at the interface between two immiscible liquids began a long time ago: they date back to the end of the last century. Such celebrated scientists as Nemst and Haber, and also young A. N. Frumkin were among those who originated this science. Later A. N. Frumkin went a long way in furthering the studies at the Institute of Electrochemistry. The theory of the appearance of potential in a system of two immiscible electrolytes was developed and experimentally verified before the beginning of the thirties. In later years the studies in this area considerably lagged behind those conducted at metal electrodes which were widely used in different industries. In the past 15 years, however, the situation has radically changed and we have witnessed a drastic increase in the number of publications on the electrochemistry of immiscible electrolytes. We are glad to note that the investiga­ tions show not only a quantitative but also a qualitative change. The theoretical works on the oil/water interface test not only the thermodynamic aspects of the inter­ face but also recreate the molecular picture of the process. Along with the now con­ ventional oilfwater system, electrochemical studies are made on various membranes, including the frnest bilayer lipid membranes, and also on microemulsion systems. A prominent place in the investigation of the oil/water interface is occupied by photoprocesses that come into play at the interface between two ionic conductors.

Keywords

Sorption adsorption catalyst chemical reaction electrochemistry electrolyte kinetics metals structure thermodynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Vladimir E. Kazarinov
    • 1
  1. 1.A.N. Frumkin Institute of ElectrochemistryAcademy of Sciences of the USSRMoscow V-71USSR

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-71881-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-71883-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-71881-6
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