KJM3110 – Electrochemistry
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.
Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.
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 degree projects, research and industry.
After completing the course
- you can identify, define, and classify electrochemical reactions and the components involved - electrolyte, electrodes, and interfaces.
- you have fundamental understanding of definitions, driving forces, mechanisms, and kinetics of electrochemical reactions.
- you know the structure and properties of electrode-electrolyte interfaces.
- you can carry out electrochemical experiments with various types of cells and instrumentation (potentiostat and impedance spectrometer).
- you have knowledge of applications and problems of electrochemical nature of importance in today's society and industry.
Admission to the course
Maximum 20 students
The following will be given precedence:
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
Before you can attend the mandatory laboratory courses, you have to have passed the following courses:
You will need to provide documentation that you have passed HMS0503 and HMS0505 when you attend the first mandatory lab.
Recommended previous knowledge
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.
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 cancelled.
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 field work, 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) counts 100% of the grade.
The laboratory course must be approved before 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.
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.