Electrical Double Layer at a Metal-dilute Electrolyte Solution Interface

  • G. A. Martynov
  • R. R. Salem

Part of the Lecture Notes in Chemistry book series (LNC, volume 33)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-VI
  2. Ionic Part of the Double Layer

    1. G. A. Martynov, R. R. Salem
      Pages 1-3
    2. G. A. Martynov, R. R. Salem
      Pages 4-43
    3. G. A. Martynov, R. R. Salem
      Pages 57-64
    4. G. A. Martynov, R. R. Salem
      Pages 65-97
  3. Electronic Part of the Double Layer

    1. G. A. Martynov, R. R. Salem
      Pages 98-100
    2. G. A. Martynov, R. R. Salem
      Pages 101-122
    3. G. A. Martynov, R. R. Salem
      Pages 123-129
    4. G. A. Martynov, R. R. Salem
      Pages 130-159
    5. G. A. Martynov, R. R. Salem
      Pages 160-160
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 161-176

About this book


Most of the properties of a metal-electrolyte interface, even the spe­ cific nature of an electrode reaction, proneness of a metal to cor­ rosion, etc., are primarily determined by the electrical double layer (EDL) at this boundary. It is therefore no surprise that for the last, at least, one hundred years intent attention should have been centered on EDL. So much of material has been gathered to date that we are easi­ ly lost in this maze of information. A substantial part of the attempts to systematize these facts is made at present within the framework of thermodynamics. Such a confined approach is undoubtedly inadequate. The Gouy-Chapman theory and the Stern-Grahame model of the dense part of EDL developed 40-70 years ago, tailored appropriately to suit the occasion, inevitably underlie any description of EDL. This route is rather too narrow to explain all the facts at our disposal. A dire necessity has thus arisen for widening the principles of the micros­ copic theory. This is precisely the objective of our monograph. Fur­ thermore, we shall dwell at length on the comparison of the theory with experiment: without such a comparative analysis, any theory, however elegant it may be, is just an empty drum.


Doppelschicht Elektrolyt Interface Metall Solution Sorption adsorption electrolyte metals thermodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • G. A. Martynov
    • 1
  • R. R. Salem
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Physical Chemistry of the USSR Academy of SciencesMoscowUSSR
  2. 2.D.I. Mendeleev Chemical and Technological InstituteMoscowUSSR

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-11995-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-48700-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0342-4901
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-6603
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