After completing this chapter, you will be able to:
Understand basic definitions used in electrochemical engineering and their relation to equivalent concepts in chemical reaction engineering.
Evaluate the minimum voltage requirements from thermodynamic considerations of the reactions taking place at electrodes.
Review two common kinetic models for electrochemical reactions: the Butler-Volmer model and the Tafel model.
Show how mass transfer affects the rate and understand the notion of the limiting current.
Set up a model and design a simple electrochemical process, copper electrowinning from a leach solution.
Show how the current versus voltage relation in a fuel cell is ...