Principles of Electrode Reactions and Electrochemical Techniques

Course Information
TitleΑρχές Ηλεκτροδιακών Δράσεων & Ηλεκτροχημικών Τεχνικών / Principles of Electrode Reactions and Electrochemical Techniques
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600016629

Programme of Study: Postgraduate Program "Electrochemical Systems Science and Technology"

Registered students: 3
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
"Epistīmī kai Technología Īlektrochīmikṓn Systīmátōn"Compulsory Course1110

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Content (Syllabus)
a)Basic principles of electrode reactions: Electrochemical cell. Thermodynamic equilibrium and electrode/cell potential. Electrode reaction kinetics and current. Charge transfer kinetics. Electrocatalysis. Mass transport phenomena. Steady-state and non-steady-state conditions. Reversible and irreversible electrode reactions. b)Electrochemical techniques: Overview of main electrochemical techniques. Polarography. Linear and cyclic voltammetry. Chronoamperometry. Chronopotentiometry. Hydrodynamic voltammetry (rotating disc, RDE, and ring-disc, RRDE, electrodes; flow cells). Microelectrode voltammetry. Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy, EIS. c) Case studies of electrode reactions: Study of oxygen reduction reaction by RDE, RRDE and microelectrode techniques. Study of methanol oxidation by quasi-steady-state voltammetry and chronoamperometry. Study of hydrogen and oxygen evolution oxidation by quasi-steady-state voltammetry and chronoamperometry. Study of the mechanism of organic reactions by cyclic voltammetry. d)Laboratory exercises: Study of typical reversible and irreversible reactions by polarography and cyclic voltammetry. RDE experiments. Microelectrode experiments. EIS experiments.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment39
Written assigments12
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Γ.Κοκκινίδης, “Αρχές και μέθοδοι μελέτης ηλεκτροδιακών δράσεων”, Eκδόσεις Γιαχούδη-Γιαπούλη Ο.Ε., Θεσσαλονίκη, 1992. 2. Ι.Α.Μουμτζής και Δ.Π.Σαζού, “Ηλεκτροχημεία”, Eκδόσεις Ζήτη, Θεσσαλονίκη, 1997.
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