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CHEM8027 Practical Techniques in Electrochemistry

Module Overview

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

To provide experience of the basic practical techniques used in modern instrumental electrochemistry.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • A basic understanding of experimental techniques in electrochemical research so that the student is able to design experiments that use the basic techniques.


Students will complete 6 experiments: Cyclic voltammetry 1 – surface reactions Cyclic voltammetry 2 – solution reactions Factors affecting instrumental response RDE and RRDE Microelectrodes AC Impedance

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Study time allocation Contact time: 24 hours Private study hours: 24 hours Total study time: 48 hours Teaching and Learning Methods Practical experiments

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


Assessment Strategy

Completion of the experiments and preparation of laboratory reports. Reports to be submitted for each experiment.


MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework 100%
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