Second cycle degree in CHEMISTRY

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester


Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6

Prerequisites: B.Sc. level knowledge of Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Analytical Chemistry.
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.