KJM3110 – Electrochemistry

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Teaching and exams spring 2022

In light of the most recent infection control regulations, we will at the start of the spring semester 2022 increase our online teaching, while we at the same time try to maintain in-person teaching where this is possible. We hope to go back to more in-person teaching later on in the semester. You will be informed about any changes in teaching or examinations on the semester page, in Canvas or through your regular channels.

Read more about postponed exams for the autumn semester 2021.

Course content

The course provides an introduction to electrochemistry; theory, methods, and applications. It builds on physical chemistry and lays the ground for handling problems and methods of electrochemical nature in master's degree projects, research, and industry.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, you:

  • can identify, define, and classify electrochemical reactions and the components involved - electrolyte, electrodes, and interfaces.
  • have a fundamental understanding of definitions, driving forces, mechanisms, and kinetics of electrochemical reactions.
  • know the structure and properties of electrode-electrolyte interfaces.
  • can carry out electrochemical experiments with various types of cells and instrumentation (potentiostat and impedance spectrometer).
  • have knowledge of applications and problems of electrochemical nature of importance in today's society and industry.

Admission to the course

This course has maximum 20 places due to laboratory teaching.

The following will be given precedence:

  1. Bachelorstudentens at the following study programmes: Kjemi og biokjemi (bachelor), Kjemi (bachelor) (continued), Materialer, energi og nanoteknologi (bachelor) (continued) and Materialvitenskap for energi- og nanoteknologi (bachelor).
  2. Students who have already taken the course KJM1130 – Physical Chemistry I - Thermodynamics and Kinetics, or similar courses.
  3. Other students. If two students have equal points, draws are made.

Formal prerequisite knowledge

KJM1101 – Generell kjemi, or MENA1001 – Materials, Energy and Nanotechnology or similar courses

Before you can attend the mandatory laboratory courses, you have to have passed the following courses:

KJM1130 – Physical Chemistry I - Thermodynamics and Kinetics


The course runs the whole semester with six hours of classes each week. In addition, there is a mandatory laboratory course. The course consists of:

  • 4 hours of lectures each week

  • 2 hours colloquium each week

  • 4 days of laboratory course

The laboratory course must be approved prior to the final examination.

A completed and approved laboratory course is valid for six semesters beyond the semester it was approved.

    You will need to provide documentation that you have passed HMS0503 and HMS0505 when you attend the first mandatory lab.

    It is mandatory to attend the first lecture (including students on the waiting list). If you are unable to attend the first lecture, you must notify the Department of Chemistry before the start of the lecture/exercise. Otherwise, your course registration will be canceled.

    Attendance at the laboratory course is mandatory. If you are prevented from meeting, you have to show documentation that you were legally absent (medical note from a doctor or similar).

    As the teaching involves laboratory and/or fieldwork, you should consider taking out a separate travel and personal risk insurance. Read about your insurance cover as a student.

    Access to teaching

    A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.


    • Final written exam, 4 hours, which counts 100% towards the final grade.

    This course has mandatory exercises that must be approved before you can take the final exam

    Examination support material

    Calculator. The calculator must fulfill the requirements specified by The Department of Mathematics (only in Norwegian).

    Language of examination

    The examination text is given in English. You may submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

    Grading scale

    Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

    Resit an examination

    Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

    Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

    Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

    See more about examinations at UiO

    Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Jan. 20, 2022 6:19:43 PM

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