2020 Physical Chemistry I (Thermodynamics) B

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Hitosugi Taro 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Mode of instruction
ZOOM
Day/Period(Room No.)
Fri3-4(S224)  
Group
B
Course number
CAP.B216
Credits
1
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2020/4/20
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

[Description] In this course, the properties of gas, the gas law, the perfect gas and real gases are first introduced to study the fundamentals of chemistry. Then, it gives detailed explanations of work and heat, internal energy, and enthalpy for fully understanding the basic concept of The First Law of thermodynamics. Finally, students will study properties of the Gibbs energy regarded as combining the First and Second laws through understandings of the basic concept of The Second Law of thermodynamics such as the direction of spontaneous change and entropy.
[Aims] This course focuses on The First and Second Laws of thermodynamics that students who study the natural science are required to understand. And then, the aim of this course is to enable students to learn the concept of enthalpy, entropy, the Gibbs energy, and the fundamentals of chemical thermodynamics.

Student learning outcomes

[Outcomes] At the end of this course, students will be able to understand:
1) the basic concept of The First Law of thermodynamics.
2) the basic concept of The Second Law of thermodynamics.
3) the concept of enthalpy, entropy, and the Gibbs energy.
4) properties of the Gibbs energy based on combining the First and Second laws.

Keywords

The Second Law of thermodynamics, entropy, the Gibbs energy, the Helmholtz energy, combining the First and Second Laws, the fugacity

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Explanation is provided on PowerPoint slides in lecture. Towards the end of class, students are given exercise problems related to what is taught on that day to solve. Before coming to class, students should read the course schedule and check what topics will be covered. Required learning should be completed outside of the classroom for preparation and review purposes.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 The basic concept of The Second Law of thermodynamics, the direction of spontaneous change, and entropy To understand the basic concept of The Second Law of thermodynamics, the direction of spontaneous change, and entropy.
Class 2 The entropy as a state function and entropy changes accompanying specific process To understand the entropy as a state function and entropy changes accompanying specific process.
Class 3 The calorimetric measurement of entropy and The Third Law To understand the calorimetric measurement of entropy and The Third Law.
Class 4 The Helmholtz and Gibbs energies To understand the Helmholtz and Gibbs energies.
Class 5 Standard molar Gibbs energies To understand standard molar Gibbs energies.
Class 6 Combining the First and Second Laws and properties of the internal energy To understand combining the First and Second Laws and properties of the internal energy.
Class 7 Properties of the Gibbs energy and the fugacity To understand properties of the Gibbs energy and the fugacity.

Textbook(s)

Peter Atkins & Julio de Paula, Physical Chemistry, Tenth edition, Oxford, ISBN: 978-0199697403

Reference books, course materials, etc.

All materials used in class can be found on OCW-i.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students will be assessed on their understanding of the basic concept such and the First and Second laws of thermodynamics and the Gibbs energy, based on their scores of reports.

Related courses

  • LAS.C107 : Basic Chemical Thermodynamics
  • GRC.B103 : Basic Chemical Engineering
  • CAP.B217 : Physical Chemistry II (Chemical Equilibrium)

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

No prerequisites are necessary, but enrollment in the related courses is desirable.

Other

Classes A and B are for the students with an odd and even student ID numbers, respectively.

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