• Electrochemistry is a branch of chemistry that deals with the interconversion of chemical energy and electrical energy.
  • All sorts of batteries, from those used to power a flashlight to a calculator to an automobile, rely on chemical reactions to generate electricity.
  • Redox chemistry, the transfer of electrons, is behind all electrochemical processes.
  • There are three components that make up an electrochemical reaction.
  • There must be a solution where redox reactions can occur.
  • These reactions generally take place in water to facilitate electron and ion movement.
  • A conductor must exist for electrons to be transferred.
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