Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: CHE315
Module Title: Introduction to Electrochemistry
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2021/22
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Chemistry
Pre-requisites: N/A
This course provides the understanding of Equilibrium Electrochemistry and to enable students to understand the kinetics of electron transfer reactions at the electrode/electrolyte interface.
Learning outcomes 
A discuss how electrochemical potential arises

B understand the difference between galvanic cells and electrolytic cells

C use half-cell reactions to evaluate cell potential

D discuss the thermodynamic relationships associated with electrochemical cells

E understand the formation of electrochemical double layer

F discuss mass transport in electrochemical cells

G understand kinetics of heterogeneous electron transfer

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures and tutorials
• Electrochemical potential

i. Electrochemical potential of charged species

ii. Ion activities in solution,

iii. Debye-Huckel theory

• Electrochemical cells

i. Standard Enthalpy, Entropy and Gibbs energy of formation

ii. Electrodes and Electrochemical Cells

iii. Nernst Equation

• Standard cell potentials

i. Standard cell potential and half-cell potentials

ii. Calculation of solubility constants

iii. Calculation of activity coefficient

• Application:

i. Ion selective electrodes and pH electrodes

ii. Redox titrations

iii. Batteries

• Electrochemical double layers

i. The structure of metal/electrolyte interface

• Supercapacitors Ion transport

i. ion transport in solutions

ii. The Butler-Volmer Relationship

Electrode kinetics

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 13    7      55  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Final Exam 80.00
2 Coursework 20.00

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