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Course, academic year 2021/2022
Electrochemistry - AP403012
Title: Electrochemistry
Guaranteed by: Department of Physical Chemistry (403)
Actual: from 2019
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:0
E-Credits: winter s.:0
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:3/0 other [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: doctoral
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
Guarantor: Ludvík Jiří prof. RNDr. CSc.
Hromadová Magdaléna Mgr. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : D403021, P403012
Annotation -
Last update: Matějka Pavel prof. Dr. RNDr. (22.08.2019)
In the first five lectures, the students are acquainted on an advanced level with the general chapters of electrochemistry as a research tool for the study of redox reactions on the electrode in terms of thermodynamics, kinetics and mechanisms of chemical reactions. Here, important concepts, not commonly mentioned relationships and current contexts are explained and their physical significance is explained in detail. Particular emphasis is placed on inserting electrochemistry into context with other chemical disciplines and linking advanced knowledge of physical and general chemistry. The second part is followed by a state-of-art analysis of all the main recent electrochemical techniques and electroanalytical methods, a detailed explanation of their principle and a description of the possibilities of their use in various research fields of chemistry. It also includes an advanced qualitative evaluation of acquired data and curves and a progressive sub-interpretation of the results.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (16.11.2018)

Students will be able to:

Understand basic principles of electrochemical and electroanalytical methods

Focus on the possibilities of their use in various fields of chemistry (organic, inorganic, analytical, physical and theoretical, biochemistry, ...)

Based on theoretical knowledge, they will be able to quickly acquire instrumentation, experiment planning, experimental data acquisition and proper evaluation and detailed interpretation

Literature -
Last update: Matějka Pavel prof. Dr. RNDr. (03.09.2019)

R: Bard A.J., Faulkner L.R.: Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications, 2nd Edition, Wiley, 2001, 9780471043720

R: Zoski C.G.: Handbook of Electrochemistry, Elsevier Science, 2007, 978-0-444-51958-0,, Retrieved from

R: Bagotsky V.S.: Fundamentals of Electrochemistry, Second Edition, Wiley 2005, 9780471741992

A: Sawyer D.T, Sobkowiak A., Roberts J.L.: Electrochemistry for Chemists, Wiley 1995, 9780471594680

A: Wang J.: Analytical Electrochemistry, Wiley, 2006,978-0-471-67879-3

A: Ceroni P., Credi A., Venturi M.: Electrochemistry of Functional Supramolecular Systems, Wiley, 2009, 9780470255575

A: Current papers published in electrochemical journals

Syllabus -
Last update: Matějka Pavel prof. Dr. RNDr. (16.05.2019)

1. Electrochemical experiments and their principles

2. Thermodynamic and kinetic aspects in electrochemistry

3. Advanced electrochemical studies and combination of electrochemistry with other methods

4. Molecular electrochemistry and its role in fundamental research

5. AC- techniques and measurement of faradaic impedance

6. UV-vis, IR a EPR in-situ spectroelectrochemistry

7. Photoelectrochemistry and electrochemically generated luminescence (ECL)

8. Sonoelectrochemistry

9. Continuously: critical planning and evaluation of experiments, decision making about next actions

10. Own project – processing of original experimental data, their presentation and discussion of results

Entry requirements -
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (16.11.2018)

General and physical chemistry in the range of Bc. courses