The field of electrochemistry began as an exploration of fundamental forces at work in the universe—among them, the relationship between electricity and chemical change. One of the earliest basic findings was of the electrochemical nature of acidity. But electrochemistry has many applications beyond the research institute or university laboratory, and it provided the start of many modern corporations. Electrochemistry is now a cornerstone of industry, technology, and medicine.

The Museum at CHF

The Museum at CHF

Explore the fascinating history of chemistry and the role science plays in the modern world at our museum in Philadelphia.

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The Center for Oral History captures and preserves the stories of notable figures in chemistry and related fields, with over 425 oral histories that deal with various aspects of science, of scientists, and of scientific practices. For more information please visit CHF’s Oral History Program or e-mail oralhistory@

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