ECTS - Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications

Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications (CEAC554) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications CEAC554 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
CEAC 104
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Atilla Cihaner
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of the course explains electrochemical methods and fundamentals and gives an overview of application areas. It explains electrochemical methods like Potentiometry, coulometry, voltammetry, chronometry, polarography etc. Also, the course explains how electrochemical methods can be used with other spectroscopic (UV-vis, ESR, impedance). It explain the preparation and cleaning of the electrodes which are used in electrochemical studies.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Discuss an overview of terminology, fundamental equations, and electrochemical concepts.
  • Describe experimental electrochemical methods.
  • Explain basic equilibrium measurements and Nernst equation.
  • Explain potentiometry, coulometry, chronometry, and polarography methods.
  • Explain how the electrodes can be prepared and cleaned.
  • Explain how the electrochemistry can be used with other spectroscopic methods.
  • Describe common methods like UV-vis, ESR ve impedance.
Course Content General electrochemical concepts, electroanalysis, introduction to electrochemistry, equilibrium measurements, potentiometry, voltammetry, coulometry, chronometry, polarography, rotating electrodes, rate constants of electron transfer, spectroelectrochemistry, electrochemical ESR spectrometry, impedance, electrode preparation methods, cleaning

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Electroanalysis, Nomenclature, and Terminology 1-10
2 An Overview of Experimental Methods 11-24
3 Equilibrium Measurements 25-44
4 Equilibrium Measurements 44-84
5 Potentiometry 85-96, 96-106
7 Coulometry 107-130
8 Chronometry and Polarogrophy 136-155
9 Rotating Electrode, Rate Constants of Electron Transfer 195-236
10 Spectroelectrochemistry 239-247
11 Electrochemical ESR Spectroscopy 147-153
12 İmpedans 253-270, 270-274
14 Electrode Preparation: Cleaning Electrode Surfaces 276-280
15 Elektrot Hazırlama: Elektrot Yapımı, Referans Elektrot Yapımı, Miktoelektrotlar 280-286, 286-288


Course Book 1. P. Monk, Fundamentals of Electroanalytical Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons LTD, 2001.
Other Sources 2. Christopher M. A. Brett, Ana Maria Oliveira Brett, Electrochemistry Principles, Methods, and Applications, 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press Inc., 1993.
3. Waldfried Plieth, Electrochemistry for Materials Science, 1nci Baskı, Elsevier Inc., 2008.
4. Cynthia G. Zoski, Handbook of Electrochemistry, 1nci Baskı, Elsevier Inc., 2007.
5. Frano Barbir, PEM Fuel Cells: Theory and Practice, 1nci Baskı, Elsevier Inc., 2005.
6. Allen J. Bard, Larry R. Faulkner, Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications, 2nci Baskı, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.,2001.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 60
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ability to expand and get in-depth information with scientific researches in the field of mechanical engineering, evaluate information, review and implement.
2 Have comprehensive knowledge about current techniques and methods and their limitations in Mechanical engineering.
3 To complete and apply knowledge by using scientific methods using uncertain, limited or incomplete data; use information from different disciplines.
4 Being aware of the new and developing practices of Mechanical Engineering and being able to examine and learn when needed.
5 Ability to define and formulate problems related to Mechanical Engineering and develop methods for solving and apply innovative methods in solutions.
6 Ability to develop new and/or original ideas and methods; design complex systems or processes and develop innovative/alternative solutions in the designs.
7 Ability to design and apply theoretical, experimental and modeling based researches; analyze and solve complex problems encountered in this process.
8 Work effectively in disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams, lead leadership in such teams and develop solution approaches in complex situations; work independently and take responsibility.
9 To establish oral and written communication by using a foreign language at least at the level of European Language Portfolio B2 General Level.
10 Ability to convey the process and results of their studies systematically and clearly in written and oral form in national and international environments.
11 To know the social, environmental, health, security, law dimensions, project management and business life applications of engineering applications and to be aware of the constraints of their engineering applications.
12 Ability to observe social, scientific and ethical values in the stages of data collection, interpretation and announcement and in all professional activities.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 1 16
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 20 40
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 21 21
Total Workload 125