CH 403 : Electrochemistry of Solutions and Interfaces


Brief review of chemical thermodynamics. Electrochemistry of solutions : Ion-solvent interactions, ion-ion interactions, ionic migration and diffusion. Thermodynamics of galvanic cells: Equilibrium electrode potentials, IUPAC convention for electrode potentials, classification of electrodes. Origin of emf and classification of electrochemical cells. Redox equilibria in bioenergetics and metabolism. Electron transfer at the electrode-solution interface, Voltammetry, fuel cells, corrosion.

Text References

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and 2, 2nd edition, Plenum Press, 1998.
3) P. Atkins and J. de Paula, Atkins' Physical Chemistry, 8th edition, Oxford
University Press, 2006.
4) Fundamentals of Electrochemistry, 2nd ed, Bagotsky, V.S., Hoboken: Wiley-Interscience 2006.