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Module MV-TD-M172-M-4

Thermodynamics of electrolyte solutions (M, 3.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
MV-TD-M172-M-4 Thermodynamics of electrolyte solutions 3.0 CP (90 h)


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


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V MV-TD-86079-K-4
Thermodynamics of electrolyte solutions
P 28 h 62 h - - PL1 3.0 WiSe
  • About [MV-TD-86079-K-4]: Title: "Thermodynamics of electrolyte solutions"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 62 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: oral examination (15-30 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each semester
  • Examination number: 10183 ("Thermodynamics of electrolyte solutions")

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


  • 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.

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)


Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [MV-TD-M172-M-4]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[MV-88.A29-SG] M.Sc. Biological and Chemical Engineering [Compulsory Modules] Studienschwerpunkt II [WP] Compulsory Elective
Module-Pool Name
[MV-ALLG-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Master allgemein 2022
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[MV-CE-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule M.Sc. Computational Engineering 2022
[MV-CE-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Computational Engineering
[MV-EVT-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule M.Sc. EVT 2022
[MV-EVT-MPOOL-6] Wahlplichtmodule Energie- und Verfahrenstechnik