2019 Physical Chemistry (Thermodynamics)

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Materials Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Shioya Masatoshi 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon3-4(S8-102)  
Group
-
Course number
MAT.P204
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2019/3/18
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

The chemical potential is an intensive variable on equal terms with the temperature and pressure. The temperature difference causes heat transfer and the pressure difference causes a work done through the volume change. In contrast, the chemical potential difference causes the mass transfer.
This course explains the direction of the changes such as mass transfer and chemical reactions and the equilibrium state based on the chemical potential. This course also explains the rates of mass and heat transfer from the view point of diffusion process.

Student learning outcomes

With this course, the students acquire the skills to analyze various physicochemical phenomena based on the chemical potential.

Keywords

Physical chemistry
Chemical potential
Chemical equilibrium
Diffusion

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

The lecture uses materials uploaded to OCW-i. In every lesson, quick question is given to investigate the degree of understanding.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 State function, probability density, and gamma function Complete exercises in the material of OCW-i on the state function, probability density, and gamma function.
Class 2 Fundamental equations of thermodynamics Complete exercises in the material of OCW-i on the fundamental equations of thermodynamics.
Class 3 Principle of maximum entropy, principle of minimum energy Complete exercises in the material of OCW-i on the principle of maximum entropy and principle of minimum energy.
Class 4 Gibbs energy, Helmholtz energy, chemical potential Complete exercises in the material of OCW-i on the Gibbs energy, Helmholtz energy, and chemical potential.
Class 5 Equilibrium in reaction Complete exercises in the material of OCW-i on the equilibrium in reaction.
Class 6 Boltzmann distribution at equilibrium Complete exercises in the material of OCW-i on the Boltzmann distribution at equilibrium.
Class 7 Mass diffusion Complete exercises in the material of OCW-i on the mass diffusion.
Class 8 Thermal diffusion Complete exercises in the material of OCW-i on the thermal diffusion.

Textbook(s)

Physical chemistry by P. Atkins and J. D. Paula, Tokyo Kagakudojin

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Materials uploaded to OCW-i.

Assessment criteria and methods

The skills to analyze various physicochemical phenomena based on the chemical potential are assessed with written examination.

Related courses

  • MAT.P205 : Physical Chemistry (Phase Diagram)

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

None required.

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