Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, 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

  • understand the thermodynamics in electrolyte solutions
  • understand the concept of the electrochemical cell
  • understand the most common electrochemical reactions measurement techniques

Credits: 5

Schedule: 11.01.2021 - 23.02.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Tanja Kallio

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Tanja Kallio

Contact information for the course (valid 12.12.2020-21.12.2112):

Lectures: Prof. Tanja Kallio


Exersice hubs:

Prof. Lasse Murttomäki


CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

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

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Thermodynamics of electrolytes, electrochemical cells, electrochemical reactions, most common electrochemical measurement methods

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, homework problems, written or oral examination.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Workload comprises of contact sessions, individual home works and an exam.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Murtomäki, Kallio, Lahtinen, Kontturi: Electrochemistry available in MyCourses

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Partly CHEM-E4175 Fundamental Electrochemistry (4 ECTS) and CHEM-E4185 Electrochemical Kinetics (6 ECTS)

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    PHYS-A2120 Thermodynamics (CHEM), CHEM-C2200 Chemical Thermodynamics, and PHYS-A2110 Yliopistofysiikan perusteet or equivalent. CHEM-C3220 Chemical dynamics (Kemiallinen dynamiikka, new course) recommended.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy