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270016 VO Physical Chemistry II (2020W)

(Chemical and Electrochemical Kinetics)

4.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 27 - Chemie


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


Language: German

Examination dates



Online-Lecture schedule (preliminary):
Tue., 08.30-0915
Th.: 09.15-10.45
Start: Oct. 1st. 2020 (GT)


Aims, contents and method of the course

Introduction into chemical Kinetics and electrode kinetics:

Basics, , reaction order, experimental techniques, Arrhenius-Eq., kinetics of more complex reactions, reaction mechanisms, theory of kinetics, activated complex, reactions in solution, heterogenic reactions, introduction into catalysis.

electron transfer in homogeneous systems, processes at electrodes, electrode-solution interface, rate of charge transfer, charge-transfer and diffusion overvoltage, voltammetry, electrolysis, galvanic cells, corrosion.

Lecture course interactive components and applied demonstrations.
Prerequisites: 270231 VU Mathematics for Chemists, 270036 VO Physics for Chemists, 270219 VO Physical Chemistry I - Introduction

Assessment and permitted materials

Combination: written and oral exam via Moodle

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

written part: 70 points (requirement: 30 points)
oral part: 30 points
89 - 100: 1 77 - 88: 2 64 - 76: 3 51 - 63: 4 50 - 0: 5
5 "Bonuspunkte" will be added to the sum of points

Examination topics

lecture content, exercises

Reading list

Wedler, Gerd / Freund, Hans-Joachim: Lehrbuch der Physikalischen Chemie
6. Auflage August 2018, ISBN: 978-3-527-34611-0, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim

Atkins, Peter W. / de Paula, Julio: Physikalische Chemie
5. Auflage März 2013, ISBN: 978-3-527-33247-2, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim

Blahous, Josef: Übungen zur Physikalischen Chemie
Springer, 2001, ISBN 978-3-7091-6749-6

Hamann, Carl H. / Vielstich, Wolf: Elektrochemie
4. Auflage 2005, ISBN 3527310681, Wiley-VCH, 2005

Lechner, Manfred Dieter: Einführung in die Kinetik
2018, eBook ISBN 978-3-662-57455-3, Springer-Verlag

Oldham, Keith B. / Myland, Jan C.: Fundamentals of Electrochemical Science
1994, eBook ISBN: 9780323139632, Academic Press,

Bard, Allen J. / Faulkner, Larry R.: Electrochemical Methods – Fundamentals and Applications
2010, ISBN: 978-0-470-45253-0, Johne Wiley & Sons

Koryta, J. / Dvorák, J. / Kavan, L.: Principles of Electrochemistry
1993, ISBN 0471938386, John Wiley & Sons

Schmickler, Wolfgang / Lingner, Margrit: Grundlagen der Elektrochemie
Springer 1996

Zirngiebl, Gerhard: Einführung in die angewandte Elektrochemie
Salle, 1993

Association in the course directory

2LA-Ch 41, BA CH 13a, UF MA CH 02g

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