2019 Electrochemistry of Metals

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Materials Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Nishikata Atsushi  Tada Eiji 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue3-4(S8-101)  Fri3-4(S8-101)  
Group
-
Course number
MAT.M308
Credits
2
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2019/3/18
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

In this class, students learn surface structure of metals, thermodynamics of electrochemistry, kinetics of electrochemistry and corrosion phenomena of metals.
Electrochemistry is very important for understanding metallic corrosion, electrolytic process, battery and fuel cell etc. This course will allow them to understand fundamental electrochemistry and corrosion phenomena.

Student learning outcomes

By completing this course, student will be able to understand fundamental electrochemistry and mechanism of metallic corrosion.

Keywords

Electrochemistry, Corrosion

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

To allow students to get a good understanding of the course contents, related exercise problems are provided in every class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction Understand the course objectives. Review of electrochemistry
Class 2 Metal surface(I) (surface energy) Explain relation between surface energy of metal and plane orientation.
Class 3 Metal surface(II) (close-packed surface, neighbor atom, surface structure, step-Kink-Terrace, etch pit) Understand relation between etch pit configuration and plane orientation.
Class 4 Thermodynamics of electrochemistry (I) (activity, chemical potential) Understand activity, chemical potential and electrochemical potential.
Class 5 Thermodynamics of electrochemistry (II) (half cell potential, standard electrode potential, emf) Explain half cell potential and standard electrode potential.
Class 6 Thermodynamics of electrochemistry (IV) (Nernst equation, potentiometoric titration) Derive Nernst equation.
Class 7 Thermodynamics of electrochemistry (V) (potential-pH diagram (I)) Construct (potential-pH) diagram.
Class 8 Thermodynamics of electrochemistry (IV) (potential-pH diagram (II)) Thermodynamically explain metallic corrosion using (potential-pH) diagram.
Class 9 Review of thermodynamics of electrochemistry Review electrochemical thermodynamics.
Class 10 Kinetics of electrochemistry (I) (charge transfer, mass transfer, rate-determining step) Understand charge transfer and mass transfer in electrolysis and explain rate-determining step,
Class 11 Kinetics of electrochemical equilibrium systems (II) (Butler-Volmer equation) Derive Butler-volmer equation.
Class 12 Kinetics of electrochemical equilibrium systems (III) (exchange current, Tafel equation, polarization resistance) Explain exchange current, Tafel equation and polarization resistance,
Class 13 Kinetics of corrosion systems (IV) (mixed potential, corrosion current, corrosion potential, Tafel extrapolation method, polarization resistance method) Explain how to determine corrosion current by electrochemical methods.
Class 14 Corrosion of metallic materials (I) (Evans diagram) Explain Evans diagram in corrosion system.
Class 15 Corrosion of metallic materials (II) (general corrosion, localized corrosion) Explain corrosion types of metallic materials.

Textbook(s)

No textbook is set.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials are provided during class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Attendance (Quiz): 40%
Interim Exam: 30%
Final Exam: 30%

Related courses

  • None

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

None

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Nishikata: nishikata.a.aa[at]m.titech.ac.jp
Tada: tada.e.aa[at]m.titech.ac.jp

Office hours

Contact by e-mail in advance

Other

None

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