Introduction to Electrochemistry
Module Title - Introduction to Electrochemistry
Number of credits – 10
This module is a pre-requisite for Advanced Electrochemical Applications, and Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technology.
The module with cover the basics of modern electrochemistry, including:
- Relevant physical chemistry topics
- Equilibrium electrochemistry/thermodynamics
- Basic electrode processes
- Faradaic electrochemistry
- Lab Practical
This module introduces electrochemistry and covers much of the chemistry/physics that underpins common techniques and theories from a “bottom-up” approach. Examination will include discursive and quantitative questions. Students considering taking this option should be therefore comfortable with:
- thermodynamics (free energy, enthalpy, entropy),
- reaction kinetics (Arrhenius equation),
- calculus (differentiation to second order, integration by separation of variables and by parts),
- handling data and performing simple analysis.
By the end of the module you will be able to:
- Apply the methods and techniques learned to review, extend and apply their knowledge and understanding, to initiate and perform short projects
- Critically evaluate arguments and data, to construct judgements and appropriate questions to enable a solution (or solutions) to a problem to be reached
- Communicate information, concepts, problems and solutions to specialists and non-specialists.