CH 390L 1 – Advanced Analytical Chemistry: Electrochemistry

Course Details
Unique Number50440
Instructor Allen J. Bard
Meeting Days / TimeLecture: MWF, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
LocationWEL 2.422A
Semesters Taught
Department
Requirements
Course Description

Topics include electrochemistry, electronics, mathematical methods, massspectrometry, and optical methods. Designed to introduce the fundamental principles of electrochemistry. Anoverview of the structure and properties of the electrode/solution interface is presented, and followed by a more detailed discussion of how thermodynamics, kinetics, and mass transfer affect electrochemical processes. Includes specific electrochemical methods, including potential step and sweep techniques, pulse voltammetry, impedance spectroscopy, and hydrodynamic methods. Focuses on specialized electrochemical phenomena, including: photoelectrochemistry, coupled electrochemical and homogeneous reactions, and bulk electrolysis. Introduces the use of digital simulations to solve electrochemical problems.

Prerequisites

Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Chemistry 390L (Topic: Advanced Analytical Chemistry: Electrochemistry) and 390L (Topic 1) may not both be counted.