Introduction to Electrochemistry

Module Title - Introduction to Electrochemistry 
Number of credits – 10

Module description

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
  • Electroanalysis
  • 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.