Electrochemistry (CEAC 474) Course Details

Course Name: Electrochemistry
Code: CEAC 474
Pre-requisite Course(s): CEAC 104
Objective: The objective of this course initially gives an overview of electrode processes showing the way in which the fundamental components of the subject come together in an electrochemical experiment. Also, there are individual discussions of thermodynamics and potential, electron-transfer kinetics, and mass transfer. Concepts from these basic areas are integrated together in treatments of the various methods. There is an introduction of batteries and electrochemical cells. Then, the course follows an extensive introduction to experiments in which electrochemistry is coupled with other tools. Finally, the course explains the electrochemistry of the conducting polymers, corrosion and fuel cells.
Content: General electrochemical concepts, introduction to electrochemistry, thermodynamics, electrode potentials, galvanic and electrolytic cells, the cell potential of an electrochemical cell, electrode kinetics, reversible reactions, irreversible reactions, dynamic electrochemistry, mass transport, migration, convection, diffusion layers, conductivity and mobility, liquid junction potentials, batteries, electrochemical cells, liquid and solid electrolytes, solid and liquid ionic conductors, double layer models, overpotentials, electrochemical instrumentation and techniques, potentiostatic and galvanostatic experiments, chronopotentiometry, chronoamperometry, cyclic voltammetry, polarography, impedance spectroscopy and methods, spectroelectrochemistry, photoelectrochemistry, electrogenerated chemiluminescence, electrochemistry in industry, conducting polymers, solid state electrochemistry, corrosion, types of corrosions, corrosion protection, corrosion rates, polarisation curves, electrochemistry in fuel cells.
Term: Spring
Theory: 3
Application: 0
Laboratory: 0
Credit: 3
ECTS Course File: Course File
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