2016 Practical Applied Chemistry I

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Applied Chemistry Course(Chemical Engineering)
Kuwata Shigeki  Wada Yuji  Ohtomo Akira  Suzuki Eiichi  Takao Toshiro  Tanaka Hiroshi  Tsubaki Shuntaro 
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Course description and aims

[Summary of the lecture] This course gives sophomore students an opportunity to do exercise problems on physical chemistry, organic chemistry, and inorganic chemistry. Explanation on the problems and answers is also provided.
[Aim of the lecture] Physical chemistry, organic chemistry, and inorganic chemistry are essential in the field of applied chemistry. This course facilitates students' understanding of related courses in 1Q and 2Q of the sophomore year through basic exercise problems in these fundamental areas.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Solve standard problems on thermodynamics and chemical equilibrium.
2) Solve standard problems on quantum chemistry.
3) Solve standard problems on aliphatic hydrocarbons.
4) Solve standard problems on chemical bonding, structures, and inorganic reactions.


first law of thermodynamics, enthalpy, second law of thermodynamics, entropy, Gibbs energy, chemical potential, activity, wave-particle duality, Schrödinger equation, wave function, alkane, conformation, alkene, atomic structure, covalent bond, ionic bond, acid-base reaction, redox reaction

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

1) In each class, students are given exercise problems.
2) Towards the end of class, the solutions and explanations are given.
3) Attendance is taken in every class.
4) Students must familiarize themselves with topics described in the required learning section before 
coming to class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Guidance Understand the course objectives.
Class 2 Physical Chemistry 1. (first law of thermodynamics) Do exercises on work, heat, internal energy, enthalpy, and their relations.
Class 3 Organic Chemistry 1. (methane) Do exercises on the structure and bonding of methane.
Class 4 Quantum Chemistry 1. (wave-particle duality) Do exercises on the wave-particle duality of the electron.
Class 5 Inorganic Chemistry 1. (atomic structure) Do exercises on the atomic structure.
Class 6 Physical Chemistry 2. (second law of thermodynamics) Do exercises on entropy, Helmholtz energy, Gibbs energy, and their relations.
Class 7 Organic Chemistry 2. (streochemistry of alkanes) Do exercises on the conformation of alkane and structures of cycloalkanes.
Class 8 Quantum Chemistry 2. (wave function) Do exercises on entropy, Helmholtz energy, Gibbs energy, and their relations.
Class 9 Inorganic Chemistry 2. (covalent bond) Do exercises on the valence bond method and molecular orbital method.
Class 10 Physical Chemistry 3. (phase diagram) Do exercises on phase diagram.
Class 11 Organic Chemistry 3. (structure of alkenes) Do exercises on the structure and geometrical isomerism of alkenes.
Class 12 Inorganic Chemistry 3. (solid structure) Do exercises on the representative solid structures and ionic bond.
Class 13 Physical Chemistry 4. (chemical equilibrium) Do exercises on the chemical potential and activity.
Class 14 Organic Chemistry 4. (synthesis and structure of alkenes) Do exercises on synthetic methods and addition reactions of alkenes.
Class 15 Inorganic Chemistry 4. (acid-base and redox reactions) Do exercises on the definitions and applications of pKa values and standard potentials.


P. Atkins, J. de Paula, "Physical Chemistry", 8th Ed., Oxford University Press; ISBN: 978-4-8079-0695-6.
J. McMurry, "Organic Chemistry", 8th Ed., Books/Cole, Cengage Learning; ISBN: 978-0-8400-5453-1.
P. Atkins, T. Overton, J. Rourke, M. Weller, F. Armstrong, "Inorganic Chemistry", 5th Ed., Oxford University Press; ISBN: 978-0-1992-3617-6.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Exercise problems are provided during class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students' course scores are based on the level of class participation, which is assessed by discussions, assignments, and so on.
The instructor may fail a student if he/she repeatedly comes to class late or does not submit assignments too often.

Related courses

  • CAP.B211 : Organic Chemistry I (Alkanes) (Chemical Science and Engineering)
  • CAP.B212 : Organic Chemistry II (Alkenes)
  • CAP.B216 : Physical Chemistry I (Thermodynamics)
  • CAP.B217 : Physical Chemistry II (Chemical Equilibrium)
  • CAP.B221 : Inorganic Chemistry I (Chemical Bonding)

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

1) Students require the knowledge of physical chemistry and organic chemistry taught in the freshman year.
2) Enrollment in the related courses is highly desirable.

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