Electrochemistry of Materials Processing

Numbering Code U-ENG25 35102 LJ75 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Wed.1
Instructor name MURASE KUNIAKI (Graduate School of Engineering Professor)
FUKAMI KAZUHIRO (Graduate School of Engineering Associate Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course This course serves the fundamentals related to solution chemistry of electrolytes and electrode reactions, which become the basis of wet processing such as electrolytic refining, electrowinning, corrosion, anticorrosion, and functional electrodeposition.
Course Goals In this course students learn basic technical terms and basic concepts of physical chemistry, which are necessary to study materials science and engineering from the viewpoints of solution chemistry and electrochemistry, to take subsequent advanced courses on materials science and engineering.
Schedule and Contents Overview 1 time

Solution chemistry of electrolytes, 2 times, acid-base reactions, redox reactions, equilibrium of them.

Introduction of electrode potential and its relation to chemical thermodynamics, 4 times, explanation of electrode surface as an interface for exchange the carrier, explanation of the concept of electrode potential and Nernst's equation.

Electrolysis, 1 time, explanation on the importance of three electrode setup (working, counter and reference electrodes).

Electrode reactions, 4 times, explanation on the fundamentals of electrochemical reaction rate on a electrode surface toward understanding of batteries and corrosion, explanation on the relation between current and potential, overpotential, diffusion-limitation of reactants.

Transfer of ions, 2 times, explanation on the transfer of ions in solution for understanding diffusion potential and liquid junction potential.

Summary, 1 time.
Evaluation Methods and Policy (1) Class participation, (2) take-home assignments, and (3) exams. Students will sign a roll sheet every class. Supplementary examination to bail out low-performing students will not be given for any reason.
Course Requirements Knowledge given in Thermodynamics of Materials 2 (by Prof. Uda) is preferable.
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Reports given in the lectures will return after checking.
Brush up according to the reports returned.
Textbooks Textbooks/References A course booklet written in Japanese will be given out at the first lecture.
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