the branch of chemistry that deals with the chemical changes produced by electricity and the production of electricity by chemical changes.

Origin of electrochemistry

First recorded in 1820–30; electro- + chemistry
Related formse·lec·tro·chem·i·cal [ih-lek-troh-kem-i-kuh l] /ɪˌlɛk troʊˈkɛm ɪ kəl/, adjectivee·lec·tro·chem·i·cal·ly, adverbe·lec·tro·chem·ist, noun
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Examples from the Web for electrochemical

Historical Examples of electrochemical

  • He was an electrochemical engineer, specializing in cold lighting.

    Accidental Flight

    Floyd L. Wallace

  • The 5th series is occupied with his electrochemical researches.

  • The electrochemical apparatus was a voltameter containing a definite compound to be electrolysed, or a voltaic cell or battery.

    Lord Kelvin

    Andrew Gray

  • The number ε is a definite quantity of the element, and is called its electrochemical equivalent.

    Lord Kelvin

    Andrew Gray

  • An electrochemical stimulus then irritates the subconscious until it fully wakes up.

    They Twinkled Like Jewels

    Philip Jos Farmer

British Dictionary definitions for electrochemical



of or relating to electrochemistry
Derived Formselectrochemically, adverb



the branch of chemistry concerned with the study of electric cells and electrolysis
Derived Formselectrochemist, noun
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electrochemical in Medicine




Of or relating to chemical reactions brought about by electricity; galvanochemical.
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electrochemical in Science



The scientific study of the electrical aspects of chemical reactions, especially the changes they bring about in the arrangement and energy of electrons. Electrochemistry is vital to the study of electrolysis, power generation by electric cells, and the transmission of electrical signals by neurons.
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