Discover Electrochemistry

Discover electrochemistry – electrochemistry videos and explanations for GCSE and A-level students and teachers

Discover electrochemistry educational resources about electrochemistry to show how electrochemistry has shaped our world.

A hand hooks up an electrode to coat something conductive in gold, using electricity

The science around chemistry and electricity seems mysterious at first. Lots of people don’t realise they carry electrochemical devices around in their pockets and that it is useful in everyday life. We want everyone to discover electrochemistry.

At the University of Southampton, engineers and scientists work on projects in electrochemistry. Each scientist or engineer is bringing their own knowledge and perspective. We are working together to create new devices, using electrochemistry. Electrochemistry is powerful and includes a range of tools. It has a great deal to contribute to our world, from reliable batteries for clean energy, to better medical diagnostics. But it seems a little intimidating at first. This site will provide information and context for those learning more about electrochemistry. We particularly hope it will be helpful to those students making the jump from GCSE to A-level. We also hope teachers find our explanation sheets useful.

What is electrochemistry?

Electrochemistry is the study of the flow of electrons and their impact on chemistry. The flow of electrons from a power source can make chemical reactions happen that would otherwise be very slow, such as coating car parts with nickel. Or the flow of electrons from a chemical reaction can be measured, such as measuring sugar in a blood sugar sensor.

This site has been written by the folks behind the Electrochemical Circus. We are looking forward to seeing you all in person as soon as we safely can. Start with our Videos and Resources in the Electrochemistry Explanations section. Expand anything you want to know more about and download sheets. We are adding more content, so check back to see new videos and new information. Get in touch by leaving comments or using the emails on the Contact Us page.