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.
By completing this course, student will be able to understand fundamental electrochemistry and mechanism of metallic corrosion.
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
To allow students to get a good understanding of the course contents, related exercise problems are provided in every class.
|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 (III) (Nernst equation)||Derive Nernst equation.|
|Class 7||Thermodynamics of electrochemistry (IV) (potential-pH diagram)||Construct (potential-pH) diagram.|
|Class 8||Review of thermodynamics of electrochemistry||Review electrochemical thermodynamics.|
|Class 9||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 10||Kinetics of electrochemical equilibrium systems (II) (Butler-Volmer equation)||Derive Butler-Volmer equation.|
|Class 11||Kinetics of electrochemical equilibrium systems (III) (exchange current, Tafel equation, polarization resistance)||Explain exchange current, Tafel equation and polarization resistance.|
|Class 12||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 13||Corrosion of metallic materials (I) (Evans diagram)||Explain Evans diagram in corrosion system.|
|Class 14||Corrosion of metallic materials (II) (general corrosion, localized corrosion)||Explain corrosion types of metallic materials.|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
No textbook is set.
Course materials are provided during class.
Attendance (Quiz): 40％
Final Exam: 60%
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