Electrochemistry (CEAC474) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Electrochemistry CEAC474 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
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 objective of this course initially gives an overview of electrode processes showing the way in which the fundamental components of the subject come together in an electrochemical experiment. Also, there are individual discussions of thermodynamics and potential, electron-transfer kinetics, and mass transfer. Concepts from these basic areas are integrated together in treatments of the various methods. There is an introduction of batteries and electrochemical cells. Then, the course follows an extensive introduction to experiments in which electrochemistry is coupled with other tools. Finally, the course explains the electrochemistry of the conducting polymers, corrosion and fuel cells.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Discuss an overview of terminology, fundamental equations, and electrochemical cells.
  • Define the term overpotential, mass transfer by migration and diffusion, convection, and ion conductivity.
  • Explain the importance of electrochemistry in a vast number of fundamental research and applied areas.
  • Explain the relationship between current and potential for various electrochemical cells.
  • Discuss the concepts of thermodynamics and potential, electron-transfer kinetics, and mass transfer.
  • Provide basic understanding of the various applications of electrochemistry in several areas of materials science.
  • Describe the origin of corrosion and its different types.
  • Describe some common methods used to prevent or control corrosion processes.
  • Explain which type of information that can be obtained from electrochemical methods to electrochemical systems.
  • Explain the role of electrochemistry in conducting polymers.
  • To reflect rapid growth in research and development on batteries and fuel cells.
Course Content General electrochemical concept, introduction to electrochemistry, thermodynamics, electrode potentials, galvanic and electrolytic cells, the cell potential of an electrochemical cell, electrode kinetics, reversible reactions, irreversible reactions, dynamic electrochemistry, mass transport, migration, convection, diffusion layers, conductivity and

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction and Overview of Electrode Processes 1-43
2 Potentials and Thermodynamics of Cells 44-86
3 Kinetics of Electrode Reactions Mass Transfer by Migration and Diffusion 87-136 137-155
4 Batteries and Practical Electrochemical Cells Basic Potential Step Methods 33-56 156-190
5 Potential Sweep Methods 226-260
7 Polarography and Pulse Voltammetry 261-304
8 Techniques Based on Concepts of Impedance 368-416
9 Bulk Electrolysis Methods 417-470
10 Scanning Probe Techniques 259-279
11 Spectroelectrochemistry and Other Coupled Characterization Methods 680-735
12 Photoelectrochemistry and Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence 736-768
13 MIDTERM II CHAPTERS: 7, 10, 11, 16-18
14 Intrinsically Conducting Polymers 323-342
15 Corrosion and Corrosion Protection Fuel Cell Electrochemistry 291-322 17-72


Course Book 1. Allen J. Bard, Larry R. Faulkner, Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications, 2nci Baskı, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.,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.

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
Major Area Courses X
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 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to solve chemical engineering and applied chemistry problems. X
2 An ability to analyze and model a domain specific problem, identify and define the appropriate requirements for its solution. X
3 An ability to design, implement and evaluate a chemical engineering system or a system component to meet specified requirements. X
4 An ability to use the modern techniques and engineering tools necessary for chemical engineering practices. X
5 An ability to acquire, analyze and interpret data to understand chemical engineering and applied chemistry requirements. X
6 The ability to demonstrate the necessary organizational and business skills to work effectively in inter/inner disciplinary teams or individually. X
7 An ability to communicate effectively in Turkish and English. X
8 Recognition of the need for, and the ability to access information, to follow recent developments in science and technology and to engage in life-long learning. X
9 An understanding of professional, legal, ethical and social issues and responsibilities in chemical engineering and applied chemistry. X
10 Skills in project and risk management, awareness about importance of entrepreneurship, innovation and long-term development, and recognition of international standards and methodologies. X

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 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 15 30
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 125