CHEM 422 - Corrosion Chemistry

Corrosion Chemistry- CHEM 422

Lecture Meeting: Wednesday 08:00 - 10:00

LAB Meeting: Monday 08:00 - 11:00

Aim of Course

This course is aimed to give a solid foundation of corrosion chemistry that may be required by chemists in the course of their careers

Course Description

Definition of corrosion. Consequencies of corrosion. Causes of corrosion. Electrochemical aspects of corrosion (irreversible process), electrode kinetics, corrosion rate measurements. Thermodynamics of corrosion, passivity and passivity breack down. Corrosion prevention (anodic protection, cathodic protection, corrosion inhibitors, coatings). Forms of corrosion. Practical: Applied experiments related to the above topics. Prereq.: CHEM 320

Intended Learning Outcomes

    A. Knowledge and Understanding
    At the end of this course the students will be able to :

        a1. Define the terms of related to the corrosion chemistry

        a2. Express the classification of corrosion, and importance of studying corrosion

        a3. Recognize the thermodynamic treatment of the corrosion

        a4. Discuss the electrochemical mechanism of corrosion

        a5. Indicate the different methods for preventing corrosion

    B. Intellectual Skills

    At the end of the course, students should be able to:

        b1.Differentiate between different forms of corrosion.

        b2.Deduce The EMF for the oxygen electrode and differential aeration Cells

        b3. Apply thermodynamics to corrosion

        b4. Deduce Tafel equation

    C. Professional and practical Skills

    At the end of the course, students should be able to:

        c1. Sketch Pourbaix (Potential – pH) Diagrams

        c2. Solve problems related to the given topics

    D. General and Transferable Skills At the end of the course, students will be apple to:

        d1. Communicate with others positively

        d2. Think independently and solve problems on scientific basis

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