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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Electrochemistry - M403006
Title: Elektrochemie
Guaranteed by: Department of Physical Chemistry (403)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Actual: from 2021
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:4
E-Credits: winter s.:4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unlimited (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: Ludvík Jiří prof. RNDr. CSc.
Interchangeability : N403008
Annotation -
In the first part of the course the students are familiarized with the fundamentals of electrochemistry as a specific approach to investigation of redox reactions at the electrode from thermodynamic, kinetic and mechanistic point of view. At that occasion important concepts, relationships and contexts will be clarified. In the second part the detailed overview of all main electrochemical techniques and electroanalytical methods will follow together with explanation of their principle and with description of their application possibilities in various areas of chemistry. Qualitative evaluation of the obtained data and the interpretation of results is also an important part of the course.
Last update: Kubová Petra (10.01.2018)
Aim of the course -

Students will be able to:

  • understand the fundamental principles of electrochemical and electroanalytical methods and

gain knowledge of their possibilities and applications.

  • to master experiments (based on the theoretical backgrounds), to control

the instrumentation, to acquire experimental data and to make the first interpretation.

Last update: Kubová Petra (10.01.2018)
Literature -

R: Heyrovský J., Kůta J., Základy polarografie, Nakl. Československé akademie věd, Praha, 1962

R: Bard A.J., Faulkner L.R., Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications, Wiley, 1980, 9780471055426

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

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

A: Wang, J.: Analytical Electrochemistry Wiley, 20069780471678793

A: Mindl, J.: Základy elektroorganické chemie, Academia, 2000.

Last update: Kubová Petra (10.01.2018)
Learning resources -


Last update: Kubová Petra (10.01.2018)
Syllabus -

1. Processes taking part on electrodes.

2. Electric double layer and its structure, adsorption,

3. Potentials and thermodynamics.

4. Mass transfer, microelectrodes, reversibility.

5. Kinetics of electrode reactions.

6. Potentiostatic methods (polarography, voltammetry, chronoamperometry)

7. Linear sweep potentiostatic methods (LSV, cyclic voltammetry).

8. Pulsing methods with analytical utilization (NPP, DPP).

9. Stripping analysis.

10.Galvanostatic methods.

11.Rotating electrodes.

12.AC - techniques and measurement of faradaic impedance.

13.Coulometry and preparative electrolysis.

14.Combination of electrochemistry with other methods (sono-, photo- and spectroelectrochemistry, electrochemiluminiscence).

Last update: Kubová Petra (10.01.2018)
Entry requirements -

N403011 Physical chemistry I

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Registration requirements -

Physical chemistry I or General chemistry

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Course completion requirements -

The oral exam

Last update: Řehák Karel (02.03.2018)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0.5 14
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 0.5 14
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1.5 42
Účast na seminářích 0.5 14
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