Physical Chemistry

Grand canonical rate theory for electrochemical and electrocatalytic systems I: General formulation and proton-coupled electron transfer reactions

Marko Melander Department of Chemistry, University of Jyväskylä


A generally valid rate theory at fixed potentials is developed to treat electrochemical and electrocatalytic potential-dependent electron, proton, and proton-coupled electron reactions. Both classical and quantum reactions in adiabatic and non-adiabatic limits are treated. The applicability and new information obtained from the theory is demonstrated for the gold catalyzed acidic Volmer reaction.

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This is the 5th and revised version with new results


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