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782639S Electrochemistry, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 782639S  Validity 01.08.2015 -
Name Electrochemistry  Abbreviation Electrochemistr 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline3263 Physical Chemistry 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Field of Chemistry 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits / 135 hours of work

Language of instruction 



The course is held in the autumn semester, during the period 1 (every other year). It is recommended to complete the course at the 4th or 5th autumn semester.

Learning outcomes 

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to explain the essential phenomena of electrochemistry, such as electrochemical reactions, electrolytes and related thermodynamics. The student knows the principle of electrochemical cells (batteries and fuel cells) and kinetics of electrochemical reactions. These phenomena are significant in chemical and metal industry, such as in metal recovery by electrolysis.


Introduction to electrochemistry, electrochemical reactions and reaction kinetics, electrolytes and thermodynamics of electrolytic solutions, electrochemical cells (batteries and fuel cells), measurement methods of electrochemical properties, applications of electrochemistry.

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching, Moodle learning environment.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 40 h, self-studies 90 h of which a part is done as independent work in the learning environment.

Target group 

Chemistry, chemistry teacher, process technology

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

The recommended prerequisite is the completion of the following courses: Physical chemistry I and II.

Recommended optional programme components 

The course is an independent entity and does not require additional studies carried out at the same time.

Recommended or required reading 

Murtomäki, L., Kallio, T., Lahtinen, R. & Kontturi, K.: Sähkökemia, 2. painos, Korpijyvä Oy, Jyväskylä, 2010; Bockris, J.O´M., Reddy, A.K.N.: Modern Electrochemistry, vol 1, 2. painos, Plenum Press, New York, 1988, partly, lecture notes. Examination based on the lectures.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Final examination.


The course utilizes a numerical grading scale 0-5. In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail.

Person responsible 

Ulla Lassi

Working life cooperation 

The course does not contain working life cooperation.


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Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has ended Electrochemistry  Exam  Ulla Lassi 
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