Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course the student will be able to
• write down the rate law of an electrochemical reaction
• solve the reaction equation and the transport problem associated to it
• understand the most common electrochemical techniques

Credits: 6

Schedule: 25.02.2019 - 29.05.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Lasse Murtomäki

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Lasse Murtomäki

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):



  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Electron transfer theory (classical); current-voltage curves, overpotentials, effect of the double layer; reaction mechanisms, hydrogen evolution and oxygen reduction; stationary methods; transient methods, Laplace transform; ultramicroelectrodes, SECM; impedance; Marcus theory

  • Applies in this implementation:

    The course describes the most common electrochemical measurements techniques and their analysis. The lab works are: potential step, cylic voltammetry, rotating disk electrode and impedance.

    The fundamental theory of the rate of an electrochemical reaction is introduced.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, homework problems, written or oral examination, laboratory work.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    6 cr = 162 h

    -       lectures 24 h

    -       laboratory work 80 h

    -       exam 4 h

    -       independent study 54 h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lecture notes in MyCourses
    C.M.A. Brett, A.M. Oliveira-Brett, Electrochemistry: Principles, methods, and applications, Oxford University Press, 2005

    Textbooks available for borrowing.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    A part of the course CHEM-E4145 Electrochemistry (10 cr)



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