Electrochemical experiments for students

To familiarize students with electrochemical experiments, PalmSens has prepared six theoretical article series with corresponding experiments (in PDF). Each series includes instructional theory to understand the experiment, and the experiment describes a description of the equipment, sensors and chemicals you need.

The experiments

Every experiment has been chosen for its representative character. A particular experiment can serve as an illustration of theoretical aspects or it can be used as a model for electrochemical applications. The goals of each experiment will be given at the beginning of the corresponding experiment’s description. A theoretical introduction and reasons for the outcome will be provided as well.

The experiments are sorted by increasing difficulty. Due to different backgrounds in education, you may want to do the experiments in a different order or perform only selected experiments. Please, feel free to do so. All this material should be considered as a starting point for the lab course or lesson. It most likely needs refinement according to the goals of your lab class and the knowledge the students already have. However, if you feel that this guide could be improved or if you would like to give us feedback, please don’t hesitate to write using https://www.palmsens.com/contact/.

Here we link to the introductory page of each article series:

  1. Copper and Nickel Deposition
  2. The Cottrell Experiment and Diffusion Limitation
  3. Cyclic Voltammetry – the Most Used Technique
  4. Detection of Multiple Heavy Metals by Stripping Voltammetry
  5. Detection of Glucose with a Self-Made Biosensor Based on Glucose Oxidase
  6. Detection of Hydrogen Peroxide with Selfmade Prussian Blue Electrodes

The equipment and sensors can be bought via the PalmSens store. Please note that teachers can request the answers to the question in the instructions, using https://www.palmsens.com/contact/