Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
404003972012ELECTROCHEMISTRYElective353
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to teach the basic concepts and principles of electrochemistry, to explain the laws, interactions and measurements in electrolytic solutions which are the basis of electrochemical methods.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. F. Nil Ertaş, Prof. Dr. Zekerya Dursun
Learning Outcomes
1Being able to understand and discuss the basic concepts and principles of electrochemistry
2Being able to have an ability of asking and thinking about electrochemistry subjects.
3Being able to formulate and interpret the electrochemistry problems.
4Gain understanding of interactions ion-ion and ion-solvent in solution
5Gain understanding of interactions between metallic and solution phases
6Being able to establish relations with laws, interactions and measurements which are necessary for electrochemical applications.
7Being able to learn the role and applications of electrochemistry in daily life
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Importance and content of electrochemistry,Electrolytic solution and properties, Electrical conductance and mass transfer, Interfaces and properties,Electrochemical cells and electrolysis, Analytical and industrial applications
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to basic electrochemistry
2Electrical conductivity
3Electrolytic solutions and properties
4Transport numbers, conductivity measurement
5Activity coefficient and equilibrium in electrolytic solutions
6Electrical structure of interfaces, electric double layers at interfaces
7Potential profile between electrode and solution
8Electrode potentials and electrochemical cells
9Midterm Exam
10Mass transfer in electrolytic solutions: Diffusion
11Mass transfer in electrolytic solutions: Migration and convection
12Electrode reactions and their mechanisms
13Electrolysis
14Analytical applications of electrolysis
15Industrial applications of electrochemistry
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Course Book: Elektrokimya, M. Ayhan Zeren, Birsen Yayınevi, İstanbul, 1999 Recommended Books: Fundamentals of Electrochemistry, 2nd Ed., V. S. Bagotsky. John Wiley  Sons, Inc., New Jersey, 2006 Modern Electrochemistr, 2nd Ed. J.O.M. Bockris, A.K.N. Reddy, Plenum NY, 1971
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Problem Solving166
Individual Study for Homework Problems326
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11616
Individual Study for Final Examination12828
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)88
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