Thermodynamics started from early in the 19th century as an academic theory to pursue energy conversion between heat and work, and developed into an academic field exploring the roots of all natural phenomena. It is indispensable for the analysis of chemical reactions and elucidation of their mechanisms. This course explains the basic concept and analytical methods of thermodynamics from a macroscopic point of view.
By completing this course, students will be able to:
1) understand the basic concept of thermodynamics
2) possess the basic knowledge necessary for understanding thermodynamics.
thermodynamics, ideal gas, real gas, phase transformation
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
During the first 80 minutes of each class, the contents are presented using a projector. The remaining 10 minutes are allotted to a quiz regarding the lecture contents.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Outline of the course, physical quantities and units||Check your understanding of units and conversion.|
|Class 2||The law of ideal gas (the empirical formula)||Check your understanding of the law of ideal gas and the kinetic theory of gases.|
|Class 3||The law of ideal gas (the theoretical formula)||Check your understanding of the ideal gas model.|
|Class 4||The van der Waals equation of state||The van der Waals equation of state Check your understanding of the difference between the ideal gas and real gas.|
|Class 5||Phase equilibirium (1) one component phase diagram||Check your understanding of the basic phase diagram.|
|Class 6||phase equilibirium (2) two components phase diagram||Check your understanding of the two components phase diagram.|
|Class 7||Chemical equilibrium||Check your understanding of chemical equilibrium.|
|Class 8||Final examination||Summary of the course and check overall level of understanding.|
Course materials are distributed at each lecture.
Exercise problems in each class and final examination.