Course Code: EA 2017 • Study year: II • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Electronic engineering and telecommunications • Field of study: Applied Electronics
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Simona Camelia Varvara
Seminar tutor: Roxana Nadina Bostan
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 56
Number of teaching hours per week: 4
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 4

Course aims:

The course attempts to develop the capacity for knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts specific to chemistry and their application in the applied electronic engineering.
Use of basic scientific knowledge in defining and explaining the specific concepts of engineering and environmental protection
Development of the ability to use the basic concepts, theories and methods in the field of chemistry for carrying out specific analyzes for applied electronic engineering

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:


1. Introduction to chemistry. Fundamentals of chemistry.

2. Atomic models. Atomic structure.

3. Relations between the atomic structure and periodic table of elements. Periodicity law

4. Ionic bonds.

5.Covalent bonds. Coordinative bonds.

6. Metallic bonds.

7. Solutions. Solution’s concentrations (percentage, molar, normal etc.). Applications

8. Arrhenius law. Acids. Bases.

9. Protolytic equilibrium of water. pH and pOH

10. Salts hydrolysis. Aplications

11. Basics of precipitation and complex formation reactions.

13. Redox reactions. Electrode Potential. Nernst equation. Types of electrodes. Applications 

14. Electrochemical energy conversion. Primary and secondary batteries. Fuel Cells


1. Laboratory safety rules. Operations, apparatus and utensils used in the chemistry laboratory

2. Solutions. Expressing the concentration of solutions. Methods of preparation of solutions

3. References electrodes. Applications

4. Daniell cell. Electromotive force measurements. Applications

5. Glass electrode. pH measurements. Applications

6. Experimental measurements of the steel and copper corrosion potential and corrosion rates

7. Reports presentation. Assessment of the laboratory knowledges

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, exemplification, practical works/projects

Learning outcomes:

C6. Solving technological problems in the fields of applied electronics

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

A one-hour written examination (60% of the final grade). The examination of the practical abilities acquired during the practical works (40% of the final grade).

Recommended reading:

A. J. Fletcher, Chemistry for Chemical Engineers, Ventus Publishing ApS, 2012, ISBN: 978-87-403-0249-3, Ventus Publishing ApS, 2012,
R. Elsair, Fundamentals of Chemistry, Ventus Publishing ApS, 2012, ISBN 978-87-403-0105-2, Ventus Publishing ApS,, 2012,
C. Brett, A.M. Oliveira Brett, Electrochemistry. Principles, methods and applications, Oxford Science Publications, 1993, Oxford Science Publications, Oxford, 1993,