LEC # | TOPICS | KEY DATES |
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Unit 1: Equilibrium Electrochemistry or “Ions in Solution” | ||
1 | Thermodynamic and transport properties of electrolytes – aqueous and molten | Problem Set 1 out |
2 | Solution models: Debye-Hückel (aqueous), Temkin (molten salts) | |
3 | Electrode potentials (the underlying physics, i.e., electron excess or electron deficiency on the electrode) | Problem Set 1 due |
4 | Emf series (aqueous and molten salts) | Problem Set 2 out |
5 | Reference electrodes (thermodynamics [establishing the voltage value] and kinetics [their iE characteristic]) | |
6 | (cont.) | Problem Set 2 due |
Unit 2: Electrochemical Kinetics or Rate of Processs in Electrochemistry | ||
7 | Electrode-electrolyte interface, nature of the double layer | Problem Set 3 out |
8 | Kinetics of electrode processes, competition between processes involving mass transport and interfacial processes such as charge transfer at the electrode/electrolyte interface | |
9 | (cont.) | Problem Set 3 due |
10 | Laboratory techniques to determine rate and mechanism: controlled E, controlled i, a.c. methods, i.e., a.c. voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, including underlying electrical engineering – construction of the equivalent circuit | Problem Set 4 out |
11 | (cont.) | |
12 | Phasors and impedance plots in the complex plane – data interpretation for process optimization, on-line control | Problem Set 4 due |
13 | Stationary and rotating electrodes | Problem Set 5 out |
14 | Test 1 | |
Unit 3: Electrochemical Processing | ||
15 | Winning, refining, plating, synthesis | Problem Set 5 due |
16 | Current efficiency, voltage efficiency, power efficiency, energy balances | Problem Set 6 out |
17 | Materials issues and environmental issues | |
18 | Case studies on Hall cell electrolysis to produce aluminum and electrolytic production of magnesium by both the Dow process and the I.G. Farben process | Problem Set 6 due |
19 | Contemporary industrial practice – includes consideration of environmental issues | Problem Set 7 out |
Omissions | ||
20 | Batteries & fuel cells. | |
21 | (cont.) | Problem Set 7 due |
22 | Test 2 |
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