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Nicholson, R. S., Shain, I., Theory of Stationary Electrode Polarography Single Scan and Cyclic Methods Applied to Reversible, Irreversible, and Kinetic Systems, Adv. Anal. Chem. 1964, 36(4), 706-723.

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Cyclic Voltammetry - A Versatile Electrochemical Method Investigating Electron Transfer Processes

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


World Journal of Chemical Education. 2015, Vol. 3 No. 5, 115-119
DOI: 10.12691/wjce-3-5-2
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N. Aristov, 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.

Correspondence to: A.  Habekost, Department of Chemistry, University of Education Ludwigsburg, Reuteallee, Ludwigsburg, Germany. Email: a.habekost@t-online.de

Abstract

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.

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