The discussion on phase stability is imperative for manufacturing materials having the requisite properties and specifications. This course addresses principles of thermodynamics, including phase diagram, equilibrium electrochemistry, ellingham diagram, and related basic physical chemistry. This course provides fundamental knowledge on thermodynamics for materials processing and evaluation.
By the end of this course, students will be able to
1) Understand fundamentals of thermodynamics
2) Acquire the knowledge on the phase transition or phase stability
3) Apply the knowledge on thermodynamics to materials processing or evaluation.
|How instructors' work experience benefits the course
|This class will be provided by the instructors with experience of material development at the companies.
internal energy, enthalpy, entropy, free energy, chemical potential, phase diagram, chemical equilibrium
|✔ Specialist skills
|✔ Intercultural skills
|Critical thinking skills
|Practical and/or problem-solving skills
|✔ Fundamentals of chemical thermodynamics
14 lectures are held including excise.
|The properties of gases (perfect and actual gases, equation of state)
|Fundamental properties of gases are presented.
|The first law of thermodynamics 1 (heat, work, internal energy, and thermodynamic function of state)
|The first law of thermodynamics is introduced. Thermodynamical concepts on heat, work, internal energy, and thermodynamic function of state are explained.
|The first law of thermodynamics 2 (enthalpy, heat capacity, adiabatic condition, and thermochemistry)
|Thermodynamical concepts on enthalpy, heat capacity and adiabatic condition are explained. Then understanding of the whole picture of the first law of thermodynamics is developed.
|The second and third laws of thermodynamics (spontaneous change, entropy)
|The second and third laws of thermodynamics is explained and the relation between spontaneous change and entropy is presented.
|Free energy (Gibbs and Helmholtz)
|Introduction of two free energies (Gibbs and Helmholtz)
|Chemical potential and fugacity
|The meanings of chemical potential and fugacity are presented.
|Mid-term review exercise
|Mid-term review exercise (from the 1st to the 7th lecture)
|Physical transformations of pure substances (phase stability of single phase)
|The relation between phase transition and free energy change is presented.
|Simple mixtures 1 (partial molar amount, chemical potential of multiple phases)
|Introduction to thermodynamics with multi-phase.
|Thermodynamics of ideal solutions
|The property of ideal solutions and various colligative properties are presented.
|Non-ideal solution and activity
|Introduction to activity.
|Gibbs phase rule and phase diagram
|The meaning of Gibbs phase rule and reading way of phase diagram are presented.
|Chemical equilibrium 1 (equilibrium constant and Le Chatelier's law)
|Equilibrium constant and Le Chatelier's law on various chemical reaction are presented.
|Chemical equilibrium 2 (acid/base and electrochemistry)
|Acid/base and electrochemistry from the viewpoint of thermodynamics are presented.
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
P. Atkins, J. de Paula, Physical chemistry, 10th edition
Original materials and problem sets will be presented and handed by the instructor.
Assignments, Mid-term review exercise and Final exam
Fundamental understanding of chemical thermodynamics given by chemistry courses for B1 students.