COURSE NAME ELECTROCHEMISTRY
COURSE CODE: SCI3023
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: PM. DR. C.W. ZANARIAH / DR JULIANA JUMAL
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: Branch of chemistry concerned with the relation between electricity and chemical change. Of principal interest are the reactions that take place between electrodes and the electrolytes in electric and electrolytic cells. Enormously important in modern science and technology, not only because of batteries, but also because it makes possible the manufacture of essential industrial chemicals and materials.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: Semester V / Year 3
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE NON-FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

35

T

 

7

P

 

0

O

 

78

L + T + P + O = 120 HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 3
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: The module aims to:

·  Identify the processes of oxidation and reduction, as well as the oxidizing agent and reducing agent in an oxidation-reduction reaction.

·  Explain the functions of the various components of simple voltaic and electrolytic cells.

·  Use the Nernst equation to calculate the cell potential under nonstandard conditions, or to calculate the concentration of an ion,

·  Given  Ecell, Eocell, and the concentrations of the remaining ions.

·  Describe the basic components and processes in batteries and fuel cells.

·  Classify several elcctrochemical methods of analysis and controlled potential techniques.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

 

Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

1.     Describe and differentiate important concepts in electrochemistry such as interactions between ions, electrode reversibility, phenomena between phases, electrode processes and others (LO1-C4). 2.     Display and deliver good presentation; as well as interacting and working in group session in order to complete tasks and assignments on time (LO2-P4, LO4-P3, CS3, LO5-A3, TS3). 3.     Solve electrochemistry related problems (LO3-P4, CTPS4). 

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop good written and interpersonal communication, team work and leadership, problem solving, planning and organizational skills through a process of lectures and tutorials.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY: Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, assignments, group work, blended learning using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks. The use of test and examination will assess the student’s ability to apply theoretical concepts in context.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
SYNOPSIS:

 

This course provides students with important knowledge and skill for understanding electrochemistry and phenomena associated directly to applications by chemists. This will offer better understanding on different chemistry knowledge gained by the students during their first and second year of studies. This will help the students to evaluate the mechanisms of chemical processes associated with electron transfer to chemical species contained in electrodes, and characteristics of ions in solutions. This course will also discuss important chemical characteristics relevant to industrial chemistry which is not covered by other divisions and courses. Overall, this course will evaluate transfer of ions in solutions, thermodynamics of regeneration of electrode, electron transfer, controlling of reaction rates, technique of analysis, and characteristics of macromolecules solutions.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture, Tutorial, Group Work, Online assignment etc
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (60%)
Category Percentage (%)
•       Cognitive

•       Team Work

•    Tests and quizzes

•    Assignment/ case study

•    Presentation

20

20

10

B. Final Examination (40%)
Examination Multiple choice and structured type questions 50
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING 1.  Bard, A.J. and Faulker, L.R. (2000). Electrochemical Methods. 2nd Edition. New York. John Wiley and Sons.

2.  Bard, A.J., Licht, S. and Stratmann, M. (2002). Encyclopedia of Electrochemistry: Semiconductor Electrodes and Photoelectrochemistry. New York. John Wiley and Sons.

3. Bockris, J.M. and Reddy, K.N. (2000). Modern Electrochemistry: Fundamental of Electrodiscs. Norwell: Kluwer Academic Pub.

4.  Conway, B.E. (2002). Modern Aspects of Electrochemistry. Norwell: Kluwer Academic Pub.

5. Zoski, C.G. (2007). Handbook of Electrochemistry. Amsterdam: Elsevier