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 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 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 Adequate knowledge of mathematics, physical sciences and the subjects specific to chemical engineering disciplines; the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of these areas in the solution of complex engineering problems.
2 The ability to define, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; the ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.
3 The ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions in such a way as to meet the specific requirements; the ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4 The ability to select, and use modern techniques and tools needed to analyze and solve complex problems encountered in chemical engineering practices; the ability to use information technologies effectively.
5 The ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, gather data, and analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or research areas specific to engineering disciplines.
6 The ability to work efficiently in inter-, intra-, and multi-disciplinary teams; the ability to work individually.
7 Ability to communicate effectively in Turkish, both in writing and in writing; at least one foreign language knowledge; ability to write reports and understand written reports, to prepare design and production reports, to make presentations, to give clear and understandable instructions.
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; the ability to access information, follow developments in science and technology, and adapt and excel oneself continuously.
9 Acting in conformity with the ethical principles; professional and ethical responsibility and knowledge of the standards employed in chemical engineering applications.
10 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; knowledge of sustainable development.
11 Knowledge of the global and social effects of chemical engineering practices on health, environment, and safety issues, and knowledge of the contemporary issues in engineering areas; awareness of the possible legal consequences of engineering practices.

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