Jay Brown - Development and Use of a Cyclic Voltammetry Simulator To Introduce Undergraduate Students to Electrochemical Simulations

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  J. Chem. Educ. 2015, July 29, 92,   1490−1496, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00225.




  Cyclic voltammetry (CV) is a popular technique for the study of   electrochemical mechanisms because the method can provide useful   information on the redox couple. The technique involves the   application of a potential ramp on an unstirred solution while   the current is monitored, and then the ramp is reversed for a   return sweep. CV is sometimes introduced in undergraduate   chemistry laboratories. The CV waveform is dependent on several   processes including charge transfer, diffusion, and coupled   homogeneous reactions. Computer simulations are sometimes used to   study these effects. An easy-to-use CV simulator was written in   Microsoft Excel for the purpose of teaching undergraduate   students and to serve as an entryway to more sophisticated   electrochemical simulations. Search the ACS Network to download   the most recent version of the simulator (CV_EC Simulator). The   spreadsheet is provided with no guarantee, and it may not be   suitable for all applications. System requirements: Microsoft   Windows 8.1 Office software or later.

  Address (URL): http://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00225