Introductory Electrochemistry-E2

Numbering Code U-LAS13 10034 LE60 Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year Mainly 1st & 2nd year students Target Student For science students
Language English Day/Period Tue.5
Instructor name MURDEY,Richard James (Institute for Chemical Research Senior Lecturer)
Outline and Purpose of the Course Chemical reactions can be harnessed to generate electricity, and electricity can be made to drive chemical reactions. Electrochemistry is the science that seeks to explain and codify this relationship between chemical and electrical energy. Research in electrochemistry drives new and exciting technological advances in batteries, fuel cells, and materials research. In this course we will explore the fundamentals of electrochemistry, starting with electrochemical cells. After covering their basic operation, we will spend some time looking at the different kinds of measurements techniques, how they are done, and what they tell us. In the last half of the course we will switch over to looking at applications of electrochemistry, from electrolysis to battery development.

This course is aimed at Japanese and international students interested in learning about Chemistry in English. Lectures and assignments are presented in English. Discussion is in English and Japanese.
Course Goals In this course, you can learn the essentials of electrochemistry and explore some of its technologically relevant applications, while gaining useful listening experience in English science vocabulary.
Schedule and Contents 1. Introduction
2. Cell Potentials
3. Thermodynamics and the Nernst Equation
4. Understanding the Electrode-Solution Interface
5. Kinetics and Mass Transport
6. Instrumentation
7. Potentiometry and Coulometry
8. Voltammetry
9. Electrochemical Impedance
10. Electrolysis
11. Electropolymerization and Electrocrystallization
12. Sensors
13. Fuel Cells
14. Batteries
15. Final Exam
16. Feedback
Evaluation Methods and Policy Each lecture will introduce a short homework assignment related to the topic covered. These assignments count for 50% of the final grade. Attendance and class participation counts for 20%, and the final quiz 30%.
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) The homework assignments are intended as a study aid, though some additional review may be needed to prepare for the final exam. Additional short reading assignments may be assigned from time to time.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Not used, any additional necessary materials will be given out during class.
References, etc. Principles of Instrumental Analysis, Skoog, Douglas A.; West, Donald M.; Holler, F. James; Crouch, Stanley R. , (Cengage Learning), ISBN:1337468037
Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications, Bard, A.J.; Faulkner, L.R., (John Wiley & Sons), ISBN:0471043729