2021 Advanced Electrochemistry II

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Graduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Yamanaka Ichiro 
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Course description and aims

[Summary of the lecture] In this lecture, electron transfer reactions, various voltammetries, electrochemical and chemical reactions on electrode and relation of electrocatalysis to potential will be explained.
[Aim of the lecture] The aims are to study various electrochemical devises to be typical of cells and to understand complicated electrochemistry mixing chemical and electrochemical reactions in cell and electrosynthesis.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students acquire the following ability:
(1) Ability to understand variuous electrochemical system.
(2) Ability to understand surface reactions on electrode.
(3) Ability to understand cyclic voltammetry and rotating disk electrode voltammetry.
(4) Ability to understand electrochemistry in cells, fuel cell, photovoltaic cell, electrosynthesis.


electrode surface reaction, cyclic voltammetry, rotating disk electrode voltammetry, cell, fuel cell, photovoltaic cell, electrosynthesis.

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

This lecture will proceed in the following order: (1) various cell reaction and structure, (2) theory and procedure of cyclic voltammetry and rotating disk electrode voltammetry, (3) rule of electrode reaction and surface reaction, (4) rule of fuel cell and solid electrolyte, (5) electrochemical reactions in photovoltaic cell and electrosynthesis. In the last lecture, practice problems and interpretation of them will be carried out to confirm the level of understanding.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Cell and diaphragm Explain relation of cell to diaphragm
Class 2 Cyclic voiltammetry Explain cyclic voiltammetry.
Class 3 Rotaing disk electrode voltammmetry Explain Rotaing disk electrode voltammmetry.
Class 4 Electrode reaction and surface reaction Explain relation of electrode reaction to surface reaction.
Class 5 Solid electrolyte and electrochemistry Explain relation of solid electrolyte to electrochemistry.
Class 6 Fuel cell and electrocatalysis Explain relation of fuel cell ato electrocatalysis.
Class 7 Photovoltaic cell and electrosynthesis Explain photovoltaic cell and electrosynthesis.

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.


Electrochemistry, Hamann, Carl H. / Hamnett, Andrew / Vielstich, Wolf, completely revised and updated Edition - February 2007, ISBN 978-3-
527-31069-2 - Wiley-VCH, Weinheim

Reference books, course materials, etc.


Assessment criteria and methods

Practice problems for confirming the level of understanding (85%), level of lecture participation (15%) which decided
by brief problems and discussion in every lectures.

Related courses

  • CAP.B217 : Physical Chemistry II (Chemical Equilibrium)
  • CAP.B218 : Physical Chemistry III (Kinetics)
  • CAP.A352 : Energy and Resource Conversion Chemistry II (Chemical Potential Conversion)
  • CAP.A353 : Energy and Resource Conversion Chemistry III (Photoenergy Conversion)
  • CAP.A441 : Advanced Electrochemistry I

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

The condition of the study will not be made, but it is desirable to study Physical Chemistry II (Chemical thermodynamics), Physical Chemistry
III (Kinetics) and Advanced Electrochemistry I for well understanding.

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yamanaka.i.aa[at]m.titech.ac.jp (Ichiro Yamanaka)

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