Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Engineering
Lecture Code K5139010 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 基礎反応解析
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Basic Chemical Kinetics
ミヨシ アキラ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Mon9-10,Weds1-2:ENG 108
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lectures and exercises using PowerPoint slides and handouts. May be held online depending on the situation. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 09 : Mechanical Engineering
Eligible Students 3rd grader & holdover
Keywords reaction kinetics, rate constant, kinetic analysis, chain reaction, rate-determining step 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Program of Energy Transform Engineering
(Abilities and Skills)
・Acquring basis of mechanical system engineering steadily and developing the applied skill. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
When using reactions such as combustion for the engineering energy source, it is necessary to understand the phenomena occurring inside.  This lecture provides the basics for understanding and analyzing such reactions. 
Class Schedule 1. Introduction: Reaction Kinetics and Chemical Energy
2. Motion of Gaseous Molecules
3. Collision of Gaseous Molecules
4. Reaction Rate and Reaction Order
5. Parallel and Reversible Reactions
6. Consecutive Reactions and Rate Determining Step
7. Straight Chain Reactions
8. Atmospheric Chemistry
9. Branched Chain Reactions
10. Chemistry of Combustion
11. Sensitivity Analysis
12. Boltzmann Distribution and Chemical Equilibrium
13. Theory of Rate Constants

Exercises during lectures as well as the homework problems. 
Handouts are provided.  Reference readings will be suggested in lectures. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) LCD Projector 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
No preparation required before lectures 
Grading Method Exercises and homework reports. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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