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CHEM8046 Introduction to Electrochemistry

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.

Independent Study115
Total study time150


Assessment Strategy

This module provides formative assessment only. There is not any summative assessment for this zero credit module.


MethodPercentage contribution
Attendance 100%
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