Electrochemistry (ILV)


Course lecturer:

Mag.a Dr.in

 Magdalena Forster
 Julia Modl , MSc.
Course numberVEEMS-1.01
Course codeEleChem
Semester of degree program Semester 1
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits2,5
Language of instruction English

Most important are the basics of electrochemistry, seen in focus for

battery technologies, basics of galvanic cells, battery research and

necessary basics for alternative electrical storage systems.

Students acquire basic biological knowledge which is relevant for the

master degree.

Basics in Chemistry, Stoichiometry, Mathematics

Basics of inorganic chemistry, fundamentals of electrochemistry basics and electrochemical cells. Galvanic cell basics and reduction potentials. Chemical base operations, mathematical and chemical descriptions. Technology cell parameters as capacitance, voltage, currents, impedances, heat, losses, efficiency, load cycles.

Basics of dry & liquid cells, rechargeable and non rechargeable cell-structures and electrolyte systems.

Overview of converter systems chemical energy directly to electrical energy, battery overview and vehicle specified battery systems.

Basics of electrochemistry, Nernst Law, overpotentials, battery, electrolysis cell, electrochemical potentials, 3-electrode setup, different applications of electrochemistry, corrosion, caluculation of cell potentials, overpotentials, general understanding of batteries

Carl H. Hamann, Andrew Hamnett, Wolf Vielstich: Electrochemistry,


Vladimir S. Bagotsky: Fundamentals of Electrochemistry, John Wiley

& Sons Inc., 2006

Mark E. Orazem, Bernard Tribollet: Electrochemical Impedance

Spectroscopy, John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2008

Mortimer: Chemie

Bard /Faulkner: Electrochemistry

Hamann/Vielstich: Elektrochemie

Exercises, final exam