Electrochemistry is an important area of physical science covering many interesting and important topics of current scientific research. For example, it is key to the development of new power sources (batteries, fuel cells and supercapacitors) as well as for the development of new sensing strategies or the understanding of processes such as corrosion.
This course builds on the fundamentals of electrochemistry presented in "Introduction to Electrochemistry I" and extends these to the principles and applications of electroanalytical techniques and electrochemical instrumentation. The techniques considered include cyclic voltammetry, chronoamperometry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, rotating disc electrodes, microelectrodes, and several galvanostatic methods.
Students are expected to gain advanced knowledge from the course, which will help prepare them for modern electrochemistry research in both the academic or industrial arena.
Pre-requisite: CHEM6022 or CHEM8046