- Revision of Fundamental Concepts
- Electrochemical Potential
- Electrochemical Cells in Equilibrium
- Debye-Hückel Theory
- Conductivity of Electrolyte Solutions
- Electrical Properties of the Interface
- Faradaic Processes
- Mass Transfer Controlled Reactions
- Reactions Controlled by Charge Transfer
In the lab sessions, the students carry out experimental works illustrative of the themes developed in the lectures, whose results and main conclusions are presented in written reports.
- Girault, H. H. "Analytical and Physical Electrochemistry", EPFL Press, Lausanne, 2004.
- Bard, A. J., Faulkner, L. B. "Electrochemical methods: fundamentals and applications", John Wiley, New York, 2001.
- W. Ronald Fawcett; "Liquids, Solutions, and Interfaces", Oxford University Press, 2004.
- Wolfgang Schmickler, Elizabeth Santos; "Interfacial Electrochemistry, Second Edition", Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2010.
The aim of this course is to develop the students’ knowledge of interfacial electrochemistry. This includes both the understanding of fundamental aspects of electrochemistry, as well as techniques for the characterization of the electrochemical processes at different electrode surfaces. The students will be knowledgeable on what happens when an aqueous medium is in the vicinity of the electrode surface and be able to describe the structure of an electrochemical cell.