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Course, academic year 2020/2021
Principles of Electrochemical Methods - D105017
Title: Teoretické základy elektrochemických technik
Guaranteed by: Department of Inorganic Technology (105)
Actual: from 2014
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:0
E-Credits: winter s.:0
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/0 other [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
Guarantor: Samec Zdeněk prof. RNDr. DrSc.
Z//Is interchangeable with: AP105007, P105007
Annotation -
Last update: ROZ105 (23.01.2015)
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the basic theoretical principles of electrochemical techniques. The course is divided into three parts. The first part deals with electron transport in electrochemical systems, the second part is focused on electrochemical equilibria and the third deals with the kinetics of electrochemical reactions. The basic knowledge of electrostatics and thermodynamics are expected.
Aim of the course -
Last update: ROZ105 (23.01.2015)

Students will be able to

• use basic terms of electrochemistry

• describe equilibrium in electrochemical systems

• describe kinetics of individual steps taking place in electrochemical systems

Literature -
Last update: ROZ105 (23.01.2015)

R: Allen J. Bard, Larry R. Faulkner: Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications, 2nd Edition, Wiley, 2001

R: Z.Samec: Elektrochemie, Univerzita Karlova v Praze, 1999

R: J.Koryta, J. Dvořák: Elektrochemie, Academia Praha, 1983

A: J.Koryta, J. Dvořák, L. Kavan: Principles of Electrochemistry, 2nd Edition, Wiley Chichester, 1993

Syllabus -
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1. Charge transport in single-phase and multiphase systems

Electron conductive materials. Electrolyte solutions. Solid electrolytes. Melts of electrolytes. Ion-conducting polymers. Electrodes and primary cells. Membranes. Coulometry. Conductometry.

2. Electrochemical equilibriua

Electrochemical potential. Thermodynamic conditions of the equilibrium. Electroneutrality condition. Electric potential and composition of the phase. Theory of the activity coefficient. Dissociation of electrolytes and ionic association. Slightly soluble electrolytes. Protolytic (acid-base) reactions. Nernst and Donnan potential difference. Absolute electrode potential. Electric double layer. Galvanic cells. Liquid junction potential. Voltaic cells (Kelvin probe).

3. Electrochemical kinetics

Polarization of the electrodes. Galvanic cells and electrolysers. The polarization methods. Kinetics of simple electron transfer reaction. Kinetic of the surface electron transfer reactions. Kinetic of ion transfer reaction. Rate of charge transfer reactions and molar flow. Linear diffusion. Spherical diffusion. Stationary convective diffusion. Nonstationary convective diffusion. Electroosmotic flow.

Course completion requirements -
Last update: ROZ105 (06.06.2014)

Oral exam

Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Oral examination 100