Physical Chemistry of Materials

Numbering Code U-ENG25 35036 LJ75
U-ENG25 35036 LJ62
U-ENG25 35036 LJ76
Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Wed.2
Instructor name HIRATO TETSUJI (Graduate School of Energy Science Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course This course discusses physical chemistry in relation to materials and raw materials processing. To do so, lectures focus on thermodynamics, solution chemistry, electrochemistry, the sciences that serve as the basis for material production, functional materials processes, recycling, corrosion and corrosion protection, etc.
Course Goals From this course, students will become able to do the following:
1. Thermodynamically estimate aqueous solution reactions (acid-base reaction, oxygen reduction reaction) utilizing the free energy of ion formation.
2. Depict log a-pH diagrams and phase-pH diagrams.
3. Read log a-pH diagrams and phase-pH diagrams.
4. Express simple reaction rate equations in differential and integral form, and determine the reaction rate constant from experiment results.
5. Determine activation energy in relation to reaction rate temperature dependence from an Arrhenius plot.
6. Consider electrode kinetics using the Butler-Volmer equation.
7. Consider corrosion in light of equilibrium theory (Potential-pH diagram).
8. Consider corrosion in light of kinetic theory (Evans diagram, mixed potential model).
Schedule and Contents Fundamentals of chemical thermodynamics (2 classes)
Confirmation is made of the basic items of Gibbs energy, chemical potential and activity, etc., all of which will serve as the foundation for this course.

Equilibrium theory of aqueous solution reactions (6 classes)
Lectures discuss acid-base reactions, oxidation-reduction reactions, and equilibrium electrochemistry, which serve as the foundation for materials processes using aqueous solutions and for corrosion and corrosion prevention.

Reaction rate fundamentals (3 classes)
Explanation is made of chemical reaction rate, dynamic electrochemistry, and solid surface processes, which serve as the foundation for materials processes using aqueous solutions and for corrosion and corrosion prevention.

Corrosion (3 classes)
Lectures will discuss equilibrium theory and kinetics of metal corrosion.

Feedback class (1 class)
Via questions and answer using the study support service (PandA), students will gain a deeper understanding of the contents of this course.
Evaluation Methods and Policy Grading will be performed in principle using scores on regular tests. Consideration may also be given to exercises, quizzes, and reports assigned in classes.
Course Requirements Students are recommended to have finished the course Energy and Material Thermochemistry I.
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Notification will be made via the study support service (PandA).
For each week’s class, class contents and quiz answers will be posted on the study support service (PandA). Students are requested to review and gain a sufficient understanding of these before each next class period.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Materials will be distributed during class or using the student support service (PandA).
References, etc. アトキンス物理化学, , (東京化学同人)
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