Course title
7M2300001
General and Sustainable Chemistry

rzeznicka izabela irena
Course content
The general and sustainable chemistry course aims to explain chemistry basis to all engineering students through the discussion about materials commonly used in various engineering fields.
Purpose of class
You may wonder why an engineer should study chemistry. This is because, as an engineer, you will deal with various materials and integrate them into more complex systems. Without knowledge on a chemical composition of materials and chemical reactions that these materials may undergo in their working environment, the product you design design and construct may degrade and lose its function or appeal. In this class you will learn the chemical basis needed to understand properties of materials.
You will also learn about importance of chemistry in addressing energy, environmental and health problems.
In the last class we will discuss “smart materials” used in architecture and design.
Goals and objectives
  1. The students will be able to understand matter by the concept of chemical bonding.
  2. The students will be able to correlate structure of the material with its physical properties.
  3. The students will be able to understand chemical principles of clean energy production.
  4. The students will know unique properties of smart materials and their usage.
Language
English
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Introduction to chemistry of materials.
Chemical bonding.
Read handouts and review your own
knowledge on the topic.
190minutes
2. Overview of the classes of materials and their physical properties. Read handouts and review your own
knowledge on the topic.
100minutes
Presentation preparation. 120minutes
3. Metal alloys, semiconductors and composites. Read handouts and review your own
knowledge on the topic.
100minutes
4. Contemporary materials science.
Student's presentations.
Read handouts and review your own
knowledge on the topic.
190minutes
5. Environmental chemistry. Air pollution. Read handouts and review your own
knowledge on the topic.
190minutes
6. Environmental chemistry. Catalysis Read handouts and review your own
knowledge on the topic.
190minutes
7. Mid-term exam and discussion on solutions to the exam problems. Read handouts and review your own
knowledge on the topic.
300minutes
8. Basic organic chemistry. Read handouts and review your own
knowledge on the topic.
190minutes
9. Polymers their properties and usage. Read handouts and review your own
knowledge on the topic.
190minutes
10. Chemistry for clean energy - overview of current technologies and their challenges. Read handouts and review your own
knowledge on the topic.
100minutes
11. Chemistry for clean energy - batteries. Read handouts and review your own
knowledge on the topic.
190minutes
12. Nanotechnology for health monitoring. Read handouts and review your own
knowledge on the topic.
100minutes
13. Smart materials in architecture and design
Student's presentations.
Read handouts and review your own
knowledge on the topic.
300minutes
14. Final exam and discussion on solutions to the exam problems. Review acquired knowledge and read designated chapters
of the textbook.
300minutes
Total. - - 2750minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Presentation Mid-term Exam Final Exam Total.
1. 0% 5% 20% 25%
2. 0% 10% 20% 30%
3. 0% 10% 10% 20%
4. 20% 5% 0% 25%
Total. 20% 30% 50% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Evaluation will be performed on the basis of class presentation, mid-term exam and final exam.

Presentation will contribute 20% to your grade.
Mid-term exam will contribute 30% to your grade.
Final exam will contribute 50% to your grade.

To pass the student must earn a total score of 60% or more.
Textbooks and reference materials
Shriver and Atkins: Inorganic chemistry, 5th Edition, New York, 2010.
Robert J. naumann: Introduction to the physics and chemistry of materials, CRC Press 2009
Axel Ritter: Smart materials in architecture and design, Brikhauser, Berlin 2007.
Lecture handouts
Prerequisites
Undergraduate level background in chemistry and physics.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Contact via e-mail, the e-mail addresses to Dr. Izabela Rzeznicka: izabela[at]shibaura-it.ac.jp
Regionally-oriented
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
More than one class is interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicatable
N/A N/A
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
  • 3.GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
  • 7.AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
  • 13.CLIMATE ACTION
Last modified : Sat Mar 21 13:25:10 JST 2020