Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Department of Integrated Global Studies
Lecture Code ARS70901 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Physical Chemistry of Materials and Environmental Applications II (環境物理化学 II)
Subject Name
カンキョウブツリカガク II
Subject Name in
Physical Chemistry of Materials and Environmental Applications II
ヴィレヌーヴ マスミ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Weds1-2:IAS K202
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Lectures, PowerPoint presentations 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : Chemistry
Eligible Students IGS students
Keywords physical chemistry, thermodynamics, material science, natural environment 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
The knowledge from this field helps to improve industrial processes, increase understanding of biological processes, and solve environmental problems. This course is designed to increase students’ understanding of basic concepts in thermodynamics. 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Integrated Global Studies
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・The knowledge and understanding of the important characteristics and basic theoretical framework of individual academic disciplines.
(Abilities and Skills)
・The ability to specify necessary theories and methods for the consideration of important issues. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Students will learn the difference between the spontaneous and non-spontaneous processes.
Students will learn the fundamental thermodynamic equations.
Students will understand how thermodynamics is useful in understanding the natural environment and daily human activities. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1 Phase Equilibrium 3
Lesson 2 Electrochemical Equilibrium 1
Lesson 3 Electrochemical Equilibrium 2
Lesson 4 Electrochemical Equilibrium 3
Lesson 5 Thermodynamics of capillary systems
Lesson 6 An Introduction to Colloid Science
Lesson 7 Stability of Colloid systems
Lesson 8 Examination
Textbook: Physical Chemistry, 4th ed., R. J. Silbey, R. A. Alberty, M. G. Bawendi (available in Maruzen Ebook Library of Hiroshima University)
Recommended rference books: Physical Chemistry: How Chemistry Works, K. W. Kolansinski (available in MeL); Calculus Essentials for Dummies; Linear Algebra for Dummies 
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Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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Preparation and
Lesson 1: Read Sections 3.1~3.4 in the textbook.
Lesson 2: Read Section 3.9 in the textbook.
Lesson 3: Read Sections 3.5 and 3.6 in the textbook.
Lesson 4: Read Section 3.7 in the textbook.
Lesson 5: Read Sections 4.1 and 4.2 in the textbook.
Lesson 6: Read Sections 4.9, 4.3, and 4.4 in the textbook.
Lesson 7: Read Sections 4.5~4.8 in the textbook. 
Requirements It is highly recommended that you take both Physical Chemistry of Materials and Environmental Applications I and Physical Chemistry of Materials and Environmental Applications II.  
Pre-Rrequisites: proficiency in high-school mathematics
Some knowledge of calculus will be used in the class.  
Grading Method Your grade will be based on the homework assignments (20%), activity in class meetings (20%), and the final exam (60%). 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Regular attendance is necessary to achieve a satisfactory grade. Roll call will be taken at each class meeting.
Do not hesitate to ask questions. Questions and discussions are most welcome. 
Other The course progress may change from the schedule depending on the class configuration.  
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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