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CHEM6022 Introduction to Electrochemistry I

Module Overview

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

To equip the students with advanced knowledge of the fundamentals of electrochemistry and of the most important electrochemical techniques. Electrochemistry is a foundation stone for many exciting developments in, for example, chemistry, biology and materials and it is also central to many technologies essential to modern living.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • describe the fundamentals of electrochemical reactions at a molecular-level description
  • apply knowledge of the principles of electrochemical reactions and electrochemical techniques
  • critically evaluate the information that can be obtained from the electrochemical techniques studied in this module


Thermodynamics of electrochemical reactions Electron transfer and mass transport Metals and solutions The electrochemical double layer Complex electrochemical reactions

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching methods: Lectures, directed reading, workshops, Bb online support. Learning methods: Independent study, student motivated peer group study, student driven tutor support

Practical classes and workshops2
Follow-up work18
Preparation for scheduled sessions88
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

A J Bard and L R Faulkner (2001). Electrochemical Methods. 

D Pletcher (2009). A First Course in Electrode Processes. 



MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework 33%
Coursework 33%
Coursework 34%


MethodPercentage contribution
Resubmit assessments 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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