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Course MV-TD-86079-K-4

Thermodynamics of electrolyte solutions (2V, 3.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
2 V Lecture with integrated exercises 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h
(2V) 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [MV-LTD] Engineering Thermodynamics
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


  • Fundamentals of chemical thermodynamics
  • Electrolytes, dissociation, pH
  • Electrolyte solutions, chemical potentials and activities
  • Activity coefficient models for electrolyte solutions
  • Electrochemical potential and phase equilibrium
  • Electrochemical cells
  • Applications (batteries, fuel cells, electrolysis)

Competencies / intended learning achievements

1. Lecture:

Students will be able to

  • describe the thermodynamics of electrolyte solutions and the corresponding model approaches
  • model thermodynamic properties of electrolyte solutions independently and choose the appropriate model depth in a reasonable way

2. Practice:

Students will be able to

  • independently apply the methods covered in the lecture
  • apply models of thermodynamic properties of electrolyte solutions to solve problems and determine the necessary parameters for this purpose


  • K. S. Pitzer: Activity Coefficients in Electrolyte Solutions, CRC Press, 1991.
  • J. F. Zemaitis Jr.: Handbook of Aqueous Electrolyte Solutions, New York, Design Institute for Physical Property Data, 1986.
  • G. Wedler: Lehrbuch der Physikalischen Chemie, 4. völlig überarbeitete und erweiterte Auflage, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 1997.
  • R. A. Robinson, R. H. Stokes: Electrolyte Solutions, 2nd rev. ed., Dover Publications, Mineola, NY, 2002.


Tablet/overhead, supplementary sheets, MATLAB is used in the exercises.

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [MV-TD-86079-K-4]

Module Name Context
[MV-TD-M172-M-4] Thermodynamics of electrolyte solutions P: Obligatory 2V, 3.0 LP
[PHY-SP-5-M-7] Schwerpunktmodul Thermodynamik WP: Obligation to choose 2V, 3.0 LP