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: 5
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
"Epistīmī kai Technología Īlektrochīmikṓn Systīmátōn"Compulsory Course1110

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
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
Course Organization
Reading Assigment20
Written assigments24
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (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.
Additional bibliography for study
1. A.J. Bard, L.R. Faulker, Electrochemical Methods (Fundamentals & Applications) 2nd ed., John Wiley & Sons,Inc., N.Y. (2001) 2. E. Gileadi, Physical Electrochemistry (Fundamentals, Techniques & Applications) Wiley-VCH Verlag GmBH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim (2011) 3.J.O'M. Bockris, A.K.N. Reddy, Modern electrochemistry:an introduction to an interdisciplinary area, New York, Plenum Press (1970) 4.D. Pletcher , “A First Course in Electrode Processes”, The Electrochemical Consultancy, Romsey, England, 1991. 5.D. Pletcher and F.C.Walsh, “Industrial Electrochemistry”, 2nd Edition, Blackie Academic & Professional, 1993. (Βιβλιοθήκη Χημικού, TP255.P57) 6. Walsh, Frank C., “A first course in electrochemical engineering”, The Electrochemical Consultancy, 1993. (Βιβλιοθήκη Χημικού, QD273.W35)
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