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  1. the branch of chemistry that deals with the chemical changes produced by electricity and the production of electricity by chemical changes.
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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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Historical Examples of electrochemistry

  • In 1825 his paper on the Preservation of Metals by Electrochemistry was published.

    The Royal Institution

    Bence Jones

  • Several journals are published specially to deal with physical chemistry, of which electrochemistry forms an important part.

  • From this law he deduced a number of conclusions of the highest importance to electrochemistry.

  • For a more detailed discussion of these views, see Lehfeldt's Electrochemistry , pp. 78, 79.

British Dictionary definitions for electrochemistry


  1. the branch of chemistry concerned with the study of electric cells and electrolysis
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Derived Formselectrochemist, noun
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electrochemistry in Science


  1. 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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