[ ih-lek-troh-kem-uh-stree ]
/ ɪˌlɛk troʊˈkɛm ə stri /


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 forms

e·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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British Dictionary definitions for electrochemistry


/ (ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈkɛmɪstrɪ) /


the branch of chemistry concerned with the study of electric cells and electrolysis

Derived Forms

electrochemist, noun
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Science definitions for electrochemistry


[ ĭ-lĕk′trō-kĕmĭ-strē ]

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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