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Module Code: CHE212
Module Title: Introduction To Electrochemistry
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2017/18
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Chemistry
Pre-requisites: N/A
This course provides the understanding of Equilibrium Electrochemistry and to enable students to understand the kinetics of electron transfer reactions at the electrode/electrolyte interface.
Learning outcomes 
A Discuss how electrochemical potential arises

B Understand the difference between galvanic cells and electrolytic cells

C Use half-cell reactions to evaluate cell potential

D Discuss the thermodynamic relationships associated with electrochemical cells

E Understand the formation of electrochemical double layer

F Discuss mass transport in electrochemical cells

G Understand kinetics of heterogeneous electron transfer

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures, tutorial and course works
1. Electrochemical potential

i. Electrochemical potential of charged species

ii. Ion activities in solution,

iii. Debye-Huckel theory

2. Electrochemical cells

i. Standard Enthalpy, Entropy and Gibbs energy of formation

ii. Electrodes and Electrochemical Cells

iii. Nernst Equation

3. Standard cell potentials

i. Standard cell potential and half-cell potentials

ii. Calculation of solubility constants

iii. Calculation of activity coefficient

4. Application:

i. Ion selective electrodes and pH electrodes

ii. Redox titrations

iii. Batteries

5. Electrochemical double layers

i. The structure of metal/electrolyte interface

6. Supercapacitors Ion transport

i. ion transport in solutions

ii. The Butler-Volmer Relationship

7. Electrode kinetics

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 13    7      55  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Course Work Assessment 20.00
2 Exam 80.00

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