Nagoya University, School of Engineering Lecture information system (SYLLABUS)

Physical Chemistry(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Basic Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Materials Engineering Applied Physics Quantum Science and Energy Engineering
Starts 1 : 1 the latter term 1 the latter term 1 the latter term
Elective/Compulsory : Elective Elective Elective
Lecturer : Kayo SAWADA Associate Professor 

•Course Purpose
Several topics, which are not treated in Fundamental Chemistry I and II, of the fundamentals of the Physical Chemistry are lectured in the present class. The topics are chemical kinetics, the theories of ionic equilibrium in aqueous solutions, and, the equilibrium aspects of the electrochemistry.

Students are expected to obtain the following abilities.
(1) To explain the chemical reactions concerning materials sciences on the basis of fundamental reaction kinetics
(2) To understand the equilibrium aspects of acid-base reactions in water solutions
(3) To understand the equilibrium aspects of red-ox reactions in the electrochemical reaction systems

•Prerequisite Subjects
Chemistry I and II

•Course Topics
1. Reaction rate: Topic 6 of the textbook
We learn the definition of reaction rate, its temperature dependence, rate equations for various reactions, and reaction mechanism.
2. Solution chemistry and electrochemistry: Topics 4 and 5 of the textbook
We learn properties of mixture and acid-base reactions etc. as basic solution chemistry, and chemical cell and the standard potential etc. as fundamental topics of electrochemistry.

Solve the end-of-chapter problem for each topic.

P. Atkins and J. de Paula, Elements of Physical Chemistry, 7th ed., (Japanese translation pub. by Tokyo Kagaku Dojin)

•Additional Reading
H. Nomura, H. Kawaizumi et al., Rikokei Gakusei no tame no Kagaku Kiso, 7th ed., Gakujutsu Tosho Shuppan-sha Co., Ltd.
H. Kawaizumi, Enshu de Nattoku!! Rikokei Gakusei no tame no Kagaku Kiso, 2nd ed., Gakujutsu Tosho Shuppan-sha Co., Ltd.

•Grade Assessment
Grades are evaluated by Written Examination, and students who earn 60 % or more points are credited.

This class assumes an understanding of chemistry, physics and mathematics, basic calculus and exponential calculation, taught in high school.

•Contacting Faculty
Contact to the following addresses

Assoc. Prof. Sawada:


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