2016 Practical Applied Chemistry II

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Applied Chemistry Course(Chemical Engineering)
Ohtomo Akira  Tanaka Ken  Yamanaka Ichiro  Okamoto Masaki  Takao Toshiro  Shibata Yu 
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Course description and aims

[Summary of the course] This course for sophomore students gives 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 course] Physical chemistry, organic chemistry, and inorganic chemistry are essential in the field of applied chemistry. This course facilitates students' understanding of related courses in 3Q and 4Q 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 reaction kinetics and kinetic theory of molecules.
2) Solve standard problems on aromatic compounds, alcohols and ethers, nucleophilic substitution.
3) Solve standard problems on the nature of elements and compounds.


reaction rate, activation energy, Michaelis-Menten mechanism, adsorption, statistical thermodynamics, collision theory, transition state theory, benzene, aromatic compounds, nucleophilic aromatic substitution, electrophilic aromatic substitution, alcohols, ethers, alkyl halides, SN2 reaction, SN1 reaction, s-block elements, p-block elements, crystallographic chemistry, phase diagrams, materials properties

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. (fundamentals of reaction kinetics) Do exercises on fundamentals of reaction kinetics.
Class 3 Organic Chemistry 1. (chemistry of benzene) Do exercises on the structure and reactions of benzene.
Class 4 Inorganic Chemistry 1. (materials chemistry) Do exercises on crystallographic chemistry and phase diagram.
Class 5 Physical Chemistry 2. (complicated reaction rate) Do exercises on chain reactions, polymerization, enzyme reactions, photoreactions and adsorption.
Class 6 Organic Chemistry 2. (alcohols and ethers) Do exercises on synthesis and reactions of alcohols and ethers.
Class 7 Inorganic Chemistry 2.(materials properties) Do exercises on materials properties.
Class 8 Physical Chemistry 3. kinetic model in gas phase, statistical thermodynamics) Do exercises on kinetic model in gas phase and statistical thermodynamics.
Class 9 Organic Chemistry 3. (chemistry of alkyl halides) Do exercises on structures and reactions of alkyl halides.
Class 10 Inorganic Chemistry 3.(Group 1 to 13 elements) Do exercises on the nature of group 1 to 13 elements.
Class 11 Physical Chemistry 4. (molecular dynamics) Do exercises on molecular dynamics.
Class 12 Organic Chemistry 4. (nucleophilic substitution) Do exercises on nucleophilic substitution and elimination.
Class 13 Inorganic Chemistry 4.(Group 14 to 18 elements) Do exercises on the nature of group 14 to 18 elements.
Class 14 General exercises on physical chemistry and organic chemistry Do exercises on general problems on physical chemistry and organic chemistry.
Class 15 General exercises on organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry Do exercises on general problems on organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry.


P. Atkins, J. de Paula, "Physical Chemistry", 8th Ed., Oxford University Press; ISBN: 978-0716787594.
J. McMurry, "Organic Chemistry", 8th Ed., Books/Cole, Cengage Learning; ISBN: 978-0840054531.
P. Atkins, T. Overton, J. Rourke, M. Weller, F. Armstrong, "Inorganic Chemistry", 5th Ed., Oxford University Press; ISBN: 978-0199236176.

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.B213 : Organic Chemistry III (Aromatic Compounds)
  • CAP.B214 : Organic Chemistry IV (Nucleophilic Substitution)
  • CAP.B218 : Physical Chemistry III (Kinetics)
  • CAP.B219 : Physical Chemistry (Kinetic Theory of Molecules)
  • CAP.B223 : Inorganic Chemistry (Materials Science)

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

1) Students must have successfully completed CAP.B221.R/Organic Chemistry I (Alkanes), CAP.B222.R/Organic Chemistry II (Alkenes), CAP.B241.R/Physical Chemistry I (Thermodynamics), CAP.B242.R/Physical Chemistry II (Chemical Equilibrium), CAP.B261.R/Inorganic Chemistry I (Chemical Bonding), CAP.B262.R/Inorganic Chemistry II (Chemical Reactions and Structures of Solids)or have equivalent knowledge.
2) Enrollment in the related courses is highly desirable.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Akira Ohtomo: aohtomo[at]apc.titech.ac.jp
Ken Tanaka: ktanaka[at]apc.titech.ac.jp
Ichiro Yamanaka: yamanaka[at]cms.titech.ac.jp
Masaki Okamoto: mokamoto[at]apc.titech.ac.jp
Toshiro Takao: takao.t.aa[at]m.titech.ac.jp
Yu Shibata: yshibata[at]m.[at]apc.titech.ac.jp

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Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.

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