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World Journal of Chemical Education. 2015, 3(5), 115-119
DOI: 10.12691/wjce-3-5-2
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Cyclic Voltammetry - A Versatile Electrochemical Method Investigating Electron Transfer Processes

N. Aristov1 and A. Habekost1,

1Department of Chemistry, University of Education Ludwigsburg, Reuteallee, Ludwigsburg, Germany

Pub. Date: September 11, 2015

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N. Aristov and A. Habekost. Cyclic Voltammetry - A Versatile Electrochemical Method Investigating Electron Transfer Processes. World Journal of Chemical Education. 2015; 3(5):115-119. doi: 10.12691/wjce-3-5-2


Three experiments are presented to introduce students to the capabilities of cyclic voltammetry (CV) for finding redox couples suitable for, e.g., battery development. The systems chosen involve only one-electron transfer, but already display complex behaviours that can be delineated with CV as being reversible, quasi-reversible, or irreversible, and the rate constants for the electron transfer can be estimated by the theory of Nicholson and Shain.

third-year undergraduate analytical electrochemistry hands-on learning/manipulatives laboratory instructions

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