A knowledge-based system has been developed for the automatic elucidation of electrochemical mechanisms. The system is based on sampled direct current (or Tast) polarography at a dropping mercury electrode as a technique for collecting experimental information and consists of a general expert system shell for the reasoning process, the specific set of rules and experimental modules. The set of rules allows the elucidation of eight relatively simple electrode reaction mechanisms fully atomatically. The computer system has been validated with chemical systems the electrochemical behaviour of which is well established. All parts of the program are written in FORTH language for Apple II microcomputers. This expert system has an open character and new rules can be added to extend the set of mechanisms that can be determined.