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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Principles of Electrochemical Methods - P105007
Title: Teoretické základy elektrochemických technik
Guaranteed by: Department of Inorganic Technology (105)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2019
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 3/0, other [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: doctoral
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Samec Zdeněk prof. RNDr. DrSc.
Interchangeability : D105017
Is interchangeable with: AP105007
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (17.04.2018)
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: Pátková Vlasta (17.04.2018)

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: Sedlářová Ivona Ing. Ph.D. (02.11.2018)

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: Hubert H. Girault: Analytical and Physical Electrochemistry, EPFL Press, 1st Edition, 2004

A: Physical Electrochemistry: Fundamentals, Techniques and Applications, Wiley-VCH, 1st Edition, 2011

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

Learning resources -
Last update: Sedlářová Ivona Ing. Ph.D. (26.06.2018)

Teaching methods -
Last update: Sedlářová Ivona Ing. Ph.D. (26.06.2018)


Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Sedlářová Ivona Ing. Ph.D. (26.06.2018)


Syllabus -
Last update: Sedlářová Ivona Ing. Ph.D. (26.06.2018)

The subject is focused on the following topics:

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.

Entry requirements -
Last update: Sedlářová Ivona Ing. Ph.D. (26.06.2018)


Registration requirements -
Last update: Sedlářová Ivona Ing. Ph.D. (26.06.2018)


Course completion requirements -
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (17.04.2018)

Oral exam

Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Oral examination 100