Electrochemistry (CHEM 505)

2021 Spring
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Chemistry(CHEM)
3
10.00
Selmiye Alkan Gürsel selmiye@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Doctoral, Master
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CONTENT

Fundamentals of electrochemistry including thermodynamics of electrochemistry, electrode kinetics, 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, biofuel cells.

OBJECTIVE

* provide a foundation in theoretical electrochemistry which is sufficient for the understanding of many basic phenomena.

* familiarize the student with those electrochemical methods that are exploited in many electroanalytical and technologically important applications such as batteries and fuel cells

* teach the theory behind a number of advanced electrochemical methods

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

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Final 35
Midterm 25
Participation 5
Individual Project 35