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electrochemistry - History, Principles, Electrochemical cells, Standard electrode potential, Spontaneity of Redox systems

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The study of chemical change in a solution, resulting from the uptake of electrical energy from an external circuit or its supply to a circuit. Storage batteries (accumulators) illustrate this process, as they charge and discharge respectively. In all cases, changes in the oxidation states of elements occur, and energy is converted between chemical and electrical forms.

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