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SC01102528, A.A. 2019/20

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
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Degree course track Common track
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 No
Language of instruction Italian
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Teacher in charge FLAVIO MARAN CHIM/02

Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code

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

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
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Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
5 2019/20 27/01/2014 30/11/2020 MARAN FLAVIO (Presidente)
ANTONELLO SABRINA (Membro Effettivo)

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.
Assessment criteria: The student should show an understanding of general principles and the ability to use them for the description of specific electrochemical phenomena.
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