It is our aim to instruct the students in advanced electrochemical methods and fast kineticas used in scientific research and industry. The student should be able to acquire theoretical concepts hand in hand with practical methodologies.

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Responsible teacher

Pedro António de Brito Tavares


Weekly - 4

Total - 46

Teaching language



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1 - "Fundamentals of Electroanalytical Chemistry ", Paul M.S. Monk (2001), John Wiley and Sons.

 2 - "Cyclic Voltammetry. Simulation and Analysis of Reaction Mechanisms", David K. Gossner, Jr. (1994), Wiley-VCH

3 - “Quantitative Chemical Analysis”, Harris, 5ª edição (1998), Freeman

4 - A. Bard e L. Faulkner “Electrochemical Methods Fundamentals and Applications”, 2nd ed., John Wilwy & Sons, Inc., NY, 2001

5 - "An Introduction to Error Analysis", John R. Taylor, 2ª edição (1997), University Science Books

Teaching method

Theoretical classes of 1 hour, computational classes of 2 hours and laboratory classes of 4 hours (subject to previous preparation)

Evaluation method

Grading takes into account teoretical exams and practical courses. For more questions please email:

Subject matter

Introduction to electroanalytical methods. Some Basic concepts (nomenclature, concentration and activity, Nernst equation, electrode potential and formal redox potential) and discussion of experimental methods. Electrochemical cell, electrode materials and reference electrode. Equilibrium and dynamic measurements. Current magnitude: electron transfer and mass transport. Convectional and diffusion control. Potenciometry. Ion selective electrodes and its application in pH measurement, and biological significant compounds determination. Amperometric and piezoelectric sensors. Introduction to Coulometry and Faraday laws. Spectroelectrochemistry.


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