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SC01102528, A.A. 2017/18

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
SC1169, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ELECTROCHEMISTRY
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction English

Teacher in charge FLAVIO MARAN CHIM/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses CHIM/02 Physical Chemistry 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Prerequisites: B.Sc. level knowledge of Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Analytical Chemistry.
Target skills and knowledge: Electrochemical systems, electrochemical phases and interphases, electrode kinetics, electron-transfer reactions, electrochemical scanning-probe microscopies.
Examination methods: Tests and final exam. Active participation during the lectures, including discussions.
Course unit contents: Fundamental equilibrium and nonequilibrium properties of electrochemical systems. Properties of electrolytic solutions. Metal surfaces in electrochemistry. Electrical double layer theories. Overpotentials. Electrode kinetics. Heterogeneous electron transfer. Mass transport. Effect of chemical reactions associated with electron transfer. Kinetic competitions. Activation mechanisms. Dependence of electron transfer rate on driving force. Insights into electron transfer theories. Dissociative electron transfer. Electrogenerated chemiluminescence. Most popular electrochemical methods to study electrode kinetics. Scanning probe microscopies with a special focus on electrochemical applications. Atomic force microscopy. Scanning tunneling microscopy. Scanning electrochemical microscopy.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Classroom lectures
Additional notes about suggested reading: Class notes.
“Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications”, A. J. Bard e L. R. Faulkner, 2a edition, Wiley, 2001.
Further study material will be provided.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • A. J. Bard, L. R. Faulkner, Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications. --: Wiley, 2001. Book in English Cerca nel catalogo