CEM  837

Spring 2012

Electroanalytical Chemistry

Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University

Instructor:      Professor Greg M. Swain

                        314 Chemistry Building

                        Tel. 355-9715 x229

                        Email: swain@chemistry.msu.edu

 

Office Hours: W…12:00 – 1:00 pm (or by appointment)

 

Web Site:       http://www.chemistry.msu.edu/ (home page)

                        http://www.chemistry.msu.edu/courses/cem837/

 

Text:               D. Pletcher, A First Course in Electrode Processes, 2nd Ed., RSC Publishing.  ISBN: 978-1-85755-893-0 (req.)

 

                        A. J. Bard and L. R. Faulkner, Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications, 2nd Ed., John Wiley & Sons, New York, 2001. ISBN: 0-471-04372-9 (optional)

                       

Lectures:        MWF… 3:00 – 3:50 pm…085 Chemistry Building

 

Course Objectives:   To learn some of the theoretical and practical aspects of electrochemistry at solid electrodes with a focus on electroanalytical measurements; to develop critical thinking skills with regard to electrochemical experiment design and data interpretation; and to gain exposure to current literature in the field of electroanalytical chemistry.

 

Lecture Schedule and Assigned Problems

 

Date

 

Lecture Topic

Reading

(B&F)

HW Problems (B&F)

Week 1

1/9 - 1/13

 

Introduction to Electrode Processes

Chapter 1

1.1, 1.3, 1.5, 1.6

Week 2

1/16 - 1/20

Paper 1

Potentials and Thermodynamics of Electrochemical Cells

Chapter 2

2.1, 2.4, 2.6

Week 3

1/23 – 1/27

Paper 2

Potentiometry

 

Chapter 2

(pp. 74 – 82)

 

 

Exam 1 (Friday 2/3)

 

 

Week 4

1/30 – 2/3

Paper 3

Kinetics of Electrode Reactions

Chapter 3

3.1, 3.5, 3.9

Week 5

2/6 – 2/10

Paper 4

Mass Transfer

Chapter 4

 

4.2, 4.3

 

Exam 2 (Monday 2/13)

 

 

 

Week  6

2/13 & 2/17

Paper 5

Potential Step Methods for Macro and Microelectrodes

Chapter 5

5.2, 5.4, 5.5,5.17

Week 7

2/20 – 2/24

Paper 6

Potential Sweep Methods for Macro and Microelectrodes

Chapter 6

6.4,6.5, 6.12

 

Exam 3 (Monday 2/27)

 

 

Week 8

2/27 – 3/2

Paper 7

Electric Double Layer/Interfacial Structure

 

Chapter 13

13.7, 13.8, 13.11

Spring Break

3/5 – 3/9

Due to some class I will miss later in the term, we will likely have a lecture or two during this week (TBA)

 

 

Week 9

3/12 – 3/16

Paper 8

Adlayers and Modified Electrodes

Chapter 14

14. 3, 14.6

Week 10

3/19 – 3/23

Basics of Electrochemical Corrosion

 

 

Week 11

3/26 – 3/30

No Class (use the period to research and write the final paper)

 

 

 

Exam 4 (Monday 4/2)

 

 

Week 12

4/2 – 4/6

 

Practical Aspects of Electroanalytical Measurements (cells, electrodes and solutions)

 

 

Week 13

4/9 – 4/13

Paper 9

In Vitro and In Vivo  Amperometry and Voltammetry

 

 

Week 14

4/16 & 4/20

Paper 10

Electrochemical Detection with Separation Science (LC and CE)

 

 

Week 15

4/23

Anodic Stripping Voltammetry

Chapter 11

(pp. 458 – 464)

11.16, 11.17

Week 15

4/25 & 4/27

Electrochemical Biosensors

 

 

Week 15

4/30 – 5/4

Microscopic Theories of Charge Transfer

Chapter 3

(pp. 115-132)

 

Tuesday 5/1

Final Exam (Comprehensive)

 

3:00 – 5:00 pm

 

 

 

Exam 4 will be on Wednesday, 4/11. It will cover basics of electrified interfaces (Chap. 13), chemically modified surfaces and molecular adlayers (Chap. 14) and basic electrochemical corrosion (notes).

 

 

Grading

            The student’s overall grade for the course will be determined from the four hour exam (100 pts ea.) the comprehensive final exam (200 pts.), the ten paper reviews (25 pts ea.), and the term paper (100 pts). The following scale will likely be used to assign an overall course grade*:

 

90.0 - 100 %

4.0

70.0 – 74.9 %

2.0

85.0 – 89.9 %

3.5

65.0 – 69.9 %

1.5

80.0 – 84.9 %

3.0

60.0 – 64.9 %

1.0

75.0 – 79.9 %

2.5

< 60 %

0

 

Homework problems are assigned in most weeks of the course but will not be given a grade. Answer keys will be available.

 

*Adjustments of  ± a few % may be made by the instructor depending on the class ability.

 

In cooperation with disability resource centers on campus, reasonable accommodation will be provided for students with disabilities. Please meet with the instructor during the first week of class to make arrangements. Alternative format print materials, large print, audio, diskette or Braille will be made available through these centers.

Lecture Notes and Other Course Materials

Week One Lecture Notes (Chapter 1)  

Week Two Lecture Notes (Chapter 2)

Week Three Lecture Notes (Chapter 2/Potentiometry)

Week Four Lecture Notes (Chapter 3)

Week Six Lecture Notes (Chapter 4)

Week Seven Lecture Notes (Chapter 5)

Week Eight Lecture Notes (Chapter 6)

Term Paper Information (Due April 13th)

Week Ten Lecture Notes (Chapter 14)

Chapter 14_extra notes

Chapter 13_Electrified Interfaces

Week Twelve Lecture Notes (Corrosion)

Lecture Notes on Electrodes, Cells and Solutions

Lecture Notes on Anodic Stripping Voltammetry

Lecture Notes on Electrochemical Detection

Lecture Notes on Neuroelectrochemistry

 

Problems

Chapter 1                       Answer Key

Chapter 2                       Answer Key

Chapter 3                       Answer Key

Exam I Answer Key

Exam II Answer Key

Chapter 5                       Answer Key

Chapter 6                       Answer Key

Exam III Answer Key

Chapter 14                     Answer Key

Exam IV Answer Key

 

Literature Articles for Discussion

Week of  1/30/2012…..No literature article for discussion due to Exam I.

Week of 2/5/2012….L. Echegoyen et al. JACS 1992, 114, 3978    Electrochemical Detection of C606- and C706-

Week of 2/13/2012…..No literature article for discussion due to Exam II.

Week of 2/20/2012….M. Ciszkowska and J. G. Osteryoung  Anal. Chem. 1995, 67, 1125   Voltammetry of Metals at Mercury Film Microelectrodes in the Absence and Presence of Varying Concentrations of Supporting Electrolyte

Week of 2/27/2012…F. C. Anson  Anal. Chem. 1966, 38, 54   Innovations in the Study of Adsorbed Reactants by Chronocoulometry

Week of 3/18/12….M. T. McDermott and R. L. McCreery, Langmuir 1994, 10, 4307

Week of 4/2/12…..J. J. Watkins, J. Chen, H. S. White et al.  Anal. Chem. 2003, 75, 3962

Week of 4/23……B. Zhang et al.  Anal. Chem. 2011, 83, 571-577.