Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Engineering
Lecture Code K7152030 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 反応速度論
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Chemical Kinetics
コマグチ ケンジ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Tues7-8,Weds5-6:ENG 219
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : Chemistry
Eligible Students
Keywords Molecular motion in gases, Ion mobilities in liquid, Chemical reaction rates, Arrhenius parameters, Steady-state approximation, Chain reactions, Reaction dynamics 
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within Educational
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Criterion referenced
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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 basis.

Program of Biotechnology
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Acquisition of basic and advanced knowledge relating to biotechnology and life science. (Target/Lecture class) 
Class Objectives
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There are various types of chemical reactions, which are kinetically analyzed by suitable methods. Those methods are introduced with experimentally evaluated reaction-rates. The objective in this course is to acquire the following knowledge and ability.
1. Able to understand molecular motions in gases and analyze them.
2. Able to understand molecular motions in liquids and analyze them.
3. Acquire experimental technique to evaluate the reaction rates.
4. Acquire analysis methods using reaction rate equations  
Class Schedule Lesson1: Brief review of contents and meanings in this course and introduction of molecular motions in gases (root-mean-square speed)
Lesson2: Molecular motions in gases (pressure and molecular speed)
Lesson3: Molecular motions in gases (distribution of speeds)
Lesson4: Molecular motions in gases, collisions (effusion rates, transport properties)
Lesson5: Molecular motions in liquids (conductivities of electrolyte solutions and mobilities of ions)
Lesson6: Molecular motions (diffusion)
Lesson7: mid-term examination and summary of molecular motions in gases and liquids.
Lesson8: Chemical reaction rates (experimental technique and reaction rate laws, first-order reactions and half-life time)
Lesson9: Chemical reaction rates (second-order reactions, reactions approaching equilibrium)
Lesson10: Chemical reaction rates (temperature dependence: Arrhenius equation)
Lesson11: Chemical reaction rates (reaction mechanisms: consecutive elementary reactions and steady-state approximations)
Lesson12: Chemical reaction rates (reaction mechanisms: pre-equilibria and steady-state approximations)
Lesson13: Examples of reaction mechanisms
Lesson14: Enzyme (Michaelis-Menten mechanism)
Lesson15: final examination and summary of chemical reaction rates 
Atkins' Physical Chemistry, 10th edition, Chapters 1(Topic 1B), 19, 20  (Japanese-language version) 
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Preparation and
Enough preparation and review of each lesson are necessary because many contents are taught in each lesson. 
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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