2016 Practical Applied Chemistry III

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Applied Chemistry Course(Chemical Engineering)
Ito Shigekazu  Tanaka Ken  Murahashi Tetsuro  Wada Yuji  Okamoto Masaki  Kuwata Shigeki  Takao Toshiro 
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Course description and aims

[Summary of the course] This course gives junior 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 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 1Q and 2Q of the junior 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 carbonyl compounds and amines.
3) 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, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, nitriles, carboxylic acid derivatives, carbonyl alpha-substitution reactions carbonyl condensation reactions, amines, symmetry operation, symmetry element, character table, irreducible representation, crystal-field theory, ligand-field theory, Russel-Saunders coupling, Tanabe-Sugano diagram, spectroscopic selection rule

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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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. (aldehydes, ketones) Do exercises on the structure and reactions of aldehydes and ketones.
Class 4 Inorganic Chemistry 1. (molecular symmetry and point group) Do exercises on the molecular symmetry and point group.
Class 5 Physical Chemistry 2. (second law of thermodynamics) Do exercises on entropy, Helmholtz energy, Gibbs energy, and their relations.
Class 6 Organic Chemistry 2. (carboxylic acids, nitriles, carboxylic acid derivatives) Do exercises on the structure and reactions of carboxylic acids, nitriles and carboxylic acid derivatives.
Class 7 Inorganic Chemistry 2. (application of symmetry) Do exercises on the symmetry of molecular vibrations and molecular orbitals.
Class 8 Physical Chemistry 3. (phase diagram) Do exercises on phase diagram.
Class 9 Organic Chemistry 3. (carbonyl alpha-substitution reactions carbonyl condensation reactions) Do exercises on the carbonyl alpha-substitution reactions carbonyl condensation reactions.
Class 10 Inorganic Chemistry 3. (electronic structure of d-block complexes) Do exercises on the crystal-field theory and ligand-field theory.
Class 11 Physical Chemistry 4. (chemical equilibrium) Do exercises on the chemical potential and activity.
Class 12 Organic Chemistry 4. (amines) Do exercises on the structure, synthesis, and reactions of amines.
Class 13 Inorganic Chemistry 4. (electronic spectrum of d-block elements) Do exercises on the electronic spectrum of d-block 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: 978-4-8079-0695-6.
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.B315 : Organic Chemistry V (Carbonyl Compounds)
  • CAP.B316 : Organic Chemistry VI (Amines)
  • CAP.A371 : Inorganic Chemistry (Theory I)
  • CAP.A372 : Inorganic Chemistry (Theory II)
  • CAP.A351 : Energy and Resource Conversion Chemistry I (Hydrocarbon Conversion)

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

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

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

Ken Tanaka: ktanaka[at]apc.titech.ac.jp
Tetsuro Murahashi: mura[at]apc.titech.ac.jp
Yuji Wada: yuji-w[at]apc.titech.ac.jp
Shigekazu Ito: ito.s.ao[at]m.titech.ac.jp
Masaki Okamoto: mokamoto[at]apc.titech.ac.jp
Shigeki Kuwata: skuwata[at]apc.titech.ac.jp
Toshiro Takao: takao.t.aa[at]m.titech.ac.jp

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

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