2021 Electrochemistry

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Undergraduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Arai Hajime  Kitamura Fusao  Hirayama Masaaki 
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Course description and aims

[Summary of the course] This course focuses on the application fields of electrochemistry, following to the basic electrochemistry (Electrochemistry in energy systems). The essence of basic electrochemistry is described, then the applications in various fields such as batteries and electrolysis are described. Electrochemical analysis is also described.
[Aim of the course] Based on the basic electrochemistry, the class aims understanding of its applications in various fields such as batteries and electrolysis and also in analysis.  

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to understand the basics of electrochemical reactions and their use advanced devices and materials.


basic knowledge concerning electrochemical reactions, materials for electrochemical devices, rechargeable batteries, fuel cells, electrolysis

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Lectures will be given on individual topics. During the class, students are given exercise problems related to the lecture.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction to electrochemistry, thermodynamics of electrochemistry Explain the concepts of electrochemistry. Explain basic thermodynamics of electrochemistry.
Class 2 Kinetics of electrochemisty, theories of interfaces and electrolyte solutions Describe kinetics of electrochemisty and theories of interfaces and electrolyte solutions.
Class 3 Electrochemistry and materials for rechargeable batteries Explain reaction principle and material design of rechargeable batteries.
Class 4 Materials for electrochemical energy conversion/storage Explain reaction principle and material design of fuel cells.
Class 5 Electrolysis and corrosion Explain reaction principle of electrolysis and corrosion.
Class 6 Electrochemical analysis - cyclic voltammetry and charge-discharge curves Explain the basics of cyclic voltammetry and charge-discharge curves.
Class 7 Electrochemical analysis - steady-state polarization curves and impedance methods Explain the basics of steady-state polarization curves and impedance methods.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

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.



Reference books, course materials, etc.

Electrochemical Science and Technology: Fundamentals and Applications(Wiley)

Assessment criteria and methods

Students' understanding will be assessed by mini-exercises and reports.

Related courses

  • CAP.C316 : Electrochemistry in energy systems
  • CAP.A275 : Inorganic Chemistry (Solid State Chemistry)

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