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Code CHEM 405
Term 201701
Title Electrochemistry
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Subject Chemistry(CHEM)
SU Credit 3
ECTS Credit 6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Instructor(s) Selmiye Alkan Gursel -selmiye@sabanciuniv.edu,
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Undergraduate
Type of Course Click here to view.
Prerequisites
(only for SU students)
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Mode of Delivery Formal lecture
Planned Learning Activities Interactive,Project based learning
Content

Fundamentals of electrochemistry including electrode potentials, electrochemical cell, Faradays law, electrical conductivity, mass transfer. Basic techniques in electrochemistry including potentiostatic and galvanostatic methods, cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. Applications of electrochemistry: electrochemical polymerization, conducting polymers, batteries, fuel cells.

Learning Outcome

Describe (draw) an electrochemical cell, and to calculate potential of an electrochemical cell
Describe thermodynamics of electrochemistry
Explain and use Faraday laws
Discuss about electrode kinetics
Describe conductivity and solve problems about conductivity
Describe electrochemical techniques, including voltammetry and impedance spectroscopy
Discuss about conducting polymers, batteries and fuel cells

Programme Outcomes
 
1 Develop and deepen the current and advanced knowledge in the field with original thought and/or research and come up with innovative definitions based on Master's degree qualifications
Common Outcomes For All Programs
2 Conceive the interdisciplinary interaction which the field is related with ; come up with original solutions by using knowledge requiring proficiency on analysis, synthesis and assessment of new and complex ideas. 3
3 Evaluate and use new information within the field in a systematic approach. 3
4 Develop an innovative knowledge, method, design and/or practice or adapt an already known knowledge, method, design and/or practice to another field; research, conceive, design, adapt and implement an original subject. 3
5 Critical analysis, synthesis and evaluation of new and complex ideas. 3
6 Gain advanced level skills in the use of research methods in the field of study. 3
7 Contribute the progression in the field by producing an innovative idea, skill, design and/or practice or by adapting an already known idea, skill, design, and/or practice to a different field independently. 1
8 Broaden the borders of the knowledge in the field by producing or interpreting an original work or publishing at least one scientific paper in the field in national and/or international refereed journals. 1
9 Demonstrate leadership in contexts requiring innovative and interdisciplinary problem solving. 2
10 Develop new ideas and methods in the field by using high level mental processes such as creative and critical thinking, problem solving and decision making. 3
11 Investigate and improve social connections and their conducting norms and manage the actions to change them when necessary. 1
12 Defend original views when exchanging ideas in the field with professionals and communicate effectively by showing competence in the field. 3
13 Ability to communicate and discuss orally, in written and visually with peers by using a foreign language at least at a level of European Language Portfolio C1 General Level. 4
14 Contribute to the transition of the community to an information society and its sustainability process by introducing scientific, technological, social or cultural improvements. 1
15 Demonstrate functional interaction by using strategic decision making processes in solving problems encountered in the field. 2
16 Contribute to the solution finding process regarding social, scientific, cultural and ethical problems in the field and support the development of these values. 1
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 1
2 Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 2
3 Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects. 2
4 Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 4
5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 3
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Develop the ability to use critical, analytical, and reflective thinking and reasoning 4
2 Reflect on social and ethical responsibilities in his/her professional life. 1
3 Gain experience and confidence in the dissemination of project/research outputs 5
4 Work responsibly and creatively as an individual or as a member or leader of a team and in multidisciplinary environments. 3
5 Communicate effectively by oral, written, graphical and technological means and have competency in English. 4
6 Independently reach and acquire information, and develop appreciation of the need for continuously learning and updating. 3
Common Outcomes ForFaculty of Eng. & Natural Sci.
1 Design and model engineering systems and processes and solve engineering problems with an innovative approach. 2
2 Establish experimental setups, conduct experiments and/or simulations. 2
3 Analytically acquire and interpret data. 4
Common Outcomes ForFaculty of Eng. & Natural Sci.
1 Possess sufficient knowledge of mathematics, science and program-specific engineering topics; use theoretical and applied knowledge of these areas in complex engineering problems. 3
2 Identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; choose and apply suitable analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. 3
3 Develop, choose and use modern techniques and tools that are needed for analysis and solution of complex problems faced in engineering applications; possess knowledge of standards used in engineering applications; use information technologies effectively. 3
4 Ability to design a complex system, process, instrument or a product under realistic constraints and conditions, with the goal of fulfilling specified needs; apply modern design techniques for this purpose. 2
5 Design and conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret the results to investigate complex engineering problems or program-specific research areas. 2
6 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management and change management; awareness on innovation; knowledge of sustainable development. 1
7 Knowledge of impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, health and societal context; knowledge of contemporary issues; awareness on legal outcomes of engineering solutions; understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. 1
Electronics Engineering (with thesis) Program Outcomes Area Electives
1 Use advanced Math (including probability and/or statistics), advanced sciences, advanced computer and programming, and advanced Electronics engineering knowledge to design and analyze complex electronics circuits, instruments, software and electronic systems with hardware/software. 1
2 Analyze and design advanced communication networks and systems, advanced signal processing algorithms or software using advanced knowledge on diff. equations, linear algebra, complex variables and discrete math. 1
Materials Science and Engineering (with thesis) Program Outcomes Area Electives
1 Apply a broad knowledge of structure & microstructure of all classes of materials, and the ability to use this knowledge to determine the material properties. 3
2 Apply a broad understanding of the relationships between material properties, performance and processing. 3
3 Apply a broad understanding of thermodynamics, kinetics, transport phenomena, phase transformations and materials aspects of advanced technology. 4
4 Demonstrate hands-on experience using a wide range of materials characterization techniques. 2
5 Demonstrate the use of results from interpreted data to improve the quality of research, a product, or a product in materials science and engineering. 3
Materials Science and Nano Engineering Program Outcomes Area Electives
1 Applying fundamental and advanced knowledge of natural sciences as well as engineering principles to develop and design new materials and establish the relation between internal structure and physical properties using experimental, computational and theoretical tools. 4
2 Merging the existing knowledge on physical properties, design limits and fabrication methods in materials selection for a particular application or to resolve material performance related problems. 3
3 Predicting and understanding the behavior of a material under use in a specific environment knowing the internal structure or vice versa. 3
Computer Science and Engineering (with thesis) Program Outcomes Area Electives
1 Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering in computer science and engineering related problems. 1
2 Display knowledge of contemporary issues in computer science and engineering and apply to a particular problem. 1
3 Demonstrate the use of results from interpreted data to improve the quality of research or a product in computer science and engineering. 1
Electronics Engineering Program Outcomes Area Electives
1 Use mathematics (including derivative and integral calculations, probability and statistics), basic sciences, computer and programming, and electronics engineering knowledge to design and analyze complex electronic circuits, instruments, software and electronics systems with hardware/software. 1
2 Analyze and design communication networks and systems, signal processing algorithms or software using advanced knowledge on differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables and discrete mathematics. 1
Assessment Methods and Criteria
  Percentage (%)
Final 35
Midterm 25
Participation 5
Individual Project 35