Principles of Electrochemistry - M105012
Title: Teoretické základy elektrochemie
Guaranteed by: Department of Inorganic Technology (105)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2019 to 2019
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:4
E-Credits: summer s.:4
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: 6 / 6 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Bystroň Tomáš doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : N105032
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
The course is focused on fundamental principles and laws of electrochemistry. Basic terms and definitions will be introduced in the beginning of the course. Consequently the electrolyte behaviour, equilibria in electrochemical systems, kinetics of electrochemical processes and electrochemical reaction mechanisms will be discussed. Students are expected to have basic knowledge in the field of physical chemistry.
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (04.01.2018)
Aim of the course -

Students will be able to:

• use basic terms of electrochemistry

• evaluate redox equilibria in simple systems

• qualitatively and quantitatively describe processes taking place in electrochemical systems

Last update: Pátková Vlasta (04.01.2018)
Literature -

R: Teoretické základy pochodů anorganické technologie I, M. Malinovský, I. Roušar, a kol., SNTL

R: Elektrochemie, Z. Samec, Karolinum

A: Atlas of Electrochemical Equilibria in Aqueous Solutions, M. Pourbaix, NACE International Cebelcor

A: Modern Electrochemistry, John O'M. Bockris, Amulya K.N. Reddy, Springer

A: Elektrochemie, J. Dvořák, J. Koryta, L. Kavan, Academia

Last update: Pátková Vlasta (04.01.2018)
Learning resources - Czech

Last update: Bystroň Tomáš (15.02.2018)
Syllabus -

1. Introduction - basic terms and definitions (electric charge, electrostatic field, basic laws of electrochemistry, electrochemical potential, steps of electrochemical reaction)

2. Electrolytes (definitions, solid electrolytes, electrolyte solutions, melts, ionic liquids, solvation, equilibria in electrolyte solutions, weak and strong electrolytes, dissociation, association, autoprotolysis, pH)

3. Activity coefficients in electrolyte solutions (Debye-Hückel theory, ionic strength)

4. Mass transport in electrolyte solutions (diffusion, migration, convection, electrolyte conductivity, Nernst-Planck equation, liquid junction potential)

5. Solid electrolytes, ion-selective polymer electrolytes (structure, charge transport mechanism, comparison with electrolyte solutions)

6. Electrochemical equilibria on phase interface (Nernst equation, general conditions of electrochemical equilibrium on phase interface - equilibrium electrode potential, cell voltage, Donnan potential)

7. Redox equilibria evaluation (Pourbaix diagrams, their construction and utilisation)

8. Classification of electrochemical systems (Electrolyser, galvanic cell, electrochemical pump, electrolyser and galvanic cell voltage, anode and cathode potential, overvoltage, efficiency of electrochemical system)

9. Electrodes (definition, types of electrodes, reference electrodes, ionic selective electrode, pH electrode, principles of operation)

10. Electrode double layer (Helmholtz model, Gouy-Chapman and Stern models, specific adsorption of ions)

11. Adsorption (Langmuir, Frumkin, Temkin)

12. Kinetics of electron transfer process (partial currents, symmetry factor, exchange current density, general equation of polarisation curve)

13. Kinetics of electron transfer process (Butler-Volmer equation and its linearisation, Tafel equation, symmetry factor vs. charge transfer coefficient)

14. Electrochemical reaction mechanism - electrochemical reaction as a sequence of elementary steps (single electron transfer, preceding and consequent chemical reaction, formation of radical-cation (anion) and radical, dimerisation, reaction with electrophile and nucleophile)

Last update: Pátková Vlasta (04.01.2018)
Course completion requirements - Czech

Splnění individuálního projektu, zkouškový test > 50 %, úspěšné složení ústní zkoušky

Last update: Bystroň Tomáš (15.02.2018)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Obhajoba individuálního projektu 0.5 14
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1 28
Účast na seminářích 0.5 14
4 / 4 112 / 112
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 10
Defense of an individual project 10
Examination test 40
Oral examination 40