Electrochemistry involves chemical processes in which the two sides of an oxidation-reduction reaction are separated in space. It is the study of chemical processes which electrons are caused to move. In an electrochemical cell, charges flow from the location of oxidation (anode) to the location of reduction (cathode). Electrochemistry is an important area of applied science. Galvanic and electrolytic cells are ubiquitous in the life science laboratory. Electrochemistry also provides a framework for describing a range of phenomena which occur in living systems the most prominent example being the electron transport system of mitochondria.
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Conceptual Vocabulary for Electrochemistry