Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Engineering
Lecture Code K7112031 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 物理化学II
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Physical Chemistry II
コマグチ ケンジ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Mon3-4:ENG 111, (3T) Fri3-4:ENG 115
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : Chemistry
Eligible Students
Keywords Phase equilibrium, Phase diagrams, Chemical potential,  Ideal solution, Thermodynamics of mixtures, Colligative properties, Chemical equilibrium 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
In this class, students will learn more and develop understanding about thermodynamics on the basis of what the students have already learned in the fundamental subjects. 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Program of Applied Chemistry
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Wide range of basic knowledge on liberal arts and specialized education, and professional basic knowledge on chemistry.
・Advanced technical knowledge of applied chemistry.
・The conception ability based on logical thinking supported by basic and technical knowledge.

Program of Chemical Engineering
(Abilities and Skills)
・Definite learning of basic chemistry and chemical engineering and cultivation of application ability
chemical engineering basis

Program of Biotechnology
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Acquisition of basic and advanced knowledge relating to biotechnology and life science. (Target/Lecture class) 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
On the basis of the first and second laws of thermodynamics, which are learned already in the class, “Physical chemistry I”, the following terms are focused on in this class.     
1. Able to understand the basic terms and concepts associated with phase equilibrium of pure and mixed substances and explain them.
2. Able to derive basic formulae on phase equilibrium of pure and mixed substances and explain them
3. Able to calculate thermodynamic properties using basic formulae on the phase equilibrium.
4. Able to explain various types of the phase equilibrium and understand them fully.
5. Able to explain chemical equilibrium, equilibria response under various conditions, and electrode reactions with electrochemical potential.  
Class Schedule Lesson1: Simple reviews on the first law of thermodynamics
Lesson2: Simple reviews on the second law of thermodynamics
Lesson3: Physical transformation of pure substances (Chap.4: phase diagrams)
Lesson4: Physical transformation of pure substances (Chap.4: thermodynamic aspects of phase transitions)
Lesson5: Physical transformation of pure substances (Chap.4: location of phase boundaries)
Lesson6: Simple mixtures (Chap.5: partial molar quantities)
Lesson7: Simple mixtures (Chap.5: thermodynaics of mixing)
Lesson8: mid-term examination and summary of physical transformations of pure substances and simple mixtures (lessons 3-7)
Lesson9: Simple mixtures (Chap.5: properties of solutions, and colligative properties )
Lesson10: Simple mixtures (Chap.5: phase diagrams of binary systems)
Lesson11: Simple mixtures (Chap.5: various phase diagrams of binary systems, and activities)
Lesson12: Simple mixtures (Chap.5: activity)
Lesson13: Chemical equilibrium (Chap.6: equlibrium constant)
Lesson14: Chemical equilibrium (Chap.6: response of chemical equilibria to external conditions)
Lesson15: The final examination and summary of phase diagrams and chemical equilibrium

The mid-term and the final examinations 
Atkins’ Physical Chemistry, 10th edition, Chapters 4-6 in the 1st volume (Japanese-language version) 
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Preparation and
Enough preparation and review of each class are necessary because many contents are taught in each class
Lesson 1: Solid understanding of basic concepts of thermodynamics (the first and the second laws of thermodynamics)
Lesson 2: Solid understanding of basic concepts of thermodynamics (first and second laws of thermodynamics)
Lesson 3: Understanding of phase diagrams
Lesson 4: Understanding of phase rule
Lesson 5: Understanding of phase transitions
Lesson 6: Understanding of partial molar quantities
Lesson 7: Understanding of conception of chemical potential and thermodynamic description of mixtures
Lesson 8: Review on  physical transformations of pure substances and simple mixtures (lessons 3-7)
Lesson 9: Understanding of colligative properties
Lesson 10: Understanding of phase diagrams in binary systems   
Lesson 11: Understanding of various phase diagrams in binary systems,  and activities
Lesson 12: Understanding of activity and activity coefficient
Lesson 13: Understanding of relation between chemical equilibrium and Gibbs energy
Lesson 14: Understanding of thermodynamic formulation of chemical equilibrium
Lesson 15: Review on phase diagrams and chemical equilibrium 
Requirements Students belonging to the applied chemistry and biotechnology courses should take this class and in chemical engineering should take the class instructed by Professor Takishima. 
Grading Method A total score of 60 or higher on the mid-term examination and the final examination (50  each) shall be considered as passing. 
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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