Batteries, fuel cells, corrosion and electricity ? with the advent of materials science and nanotechnology, electrochemistry is more important than ever. It is also becoming increasingly interdisciplinary, such that electrochemistry is a must for all chemistry students in their courses and for laboratory courses in physical chemistry. This second, completely updated edition of a classic textbook provides a concise introduction to modern electrochemistry, from the physical-chemical fundamentals right up to technical applications, with an emphasis on energy technology. The renowned and experienced textbook authors present the material in a didactically skilful and lucid manner, backed by numerous informative illustrations and tables. The scope of this book covers such modern methods of investigation as spectroelectrochemistry and mass spectrometry, electrochemical analysis and production methods, as well as fuel cells and micro- and nanotechnology. The result is required reading for those majoring in chemistry, as well as those studying chemical engineering, materials science and physics.