Course title
Basic Thermodynamics for Chemists and Chemical Engineers

Course description
Thermodynamics is important subject to understand directions of chemical phenomena. In this subject, you will learn how to explain the chemical phenomena using parameter of energies (free energy, enthalpy, internal energy) or entropy.
Purpose of class
Understanding the concepts of free energy and entropy to explain some basic chemical phenomena.
Goals and objectives
  1. You can explain relationship chemical phenomena and free energy.
  2. You can discuss quantitatively direction of chemical phenomena using entropy or free energy.
  3. You can explain concept of free energy and entropy correctly.
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Introduction Read Cpt.1 in the textbook. 200minutes
2. Energy
1. Work and Heat
2. Temperature
Read Cpt.2.1-2.4 200minutes
3. Energy
3. Conservation of energy
4. Enthalpy
Read Cpt.2.4-2.8 200minutes
4. Entropy and equilibrium
1. Definition of Entropy
Read Chpt. 3.1-3.6 200minutes
5. Entropy and equilibrium
2. Entropy as a function of chemical phenomena
Read Chpt. 3.7-3.13 200minutes
6. Equilibrium in chemical systems
Concepts of free energies
Read Chpt. 4.1-4.4 200minutes
7. Midterm Exam. and explanation (Goals and objectives 1-3) Repeat what you have learned. 200minutes
8. Equilibrium in chemical systems
Phase equilibria
Read Chpt. 4.5-4.8 200minutes
9. Equilibrium in chemical systems
Chemical potential
Reat Chpt. 4.9-4.15 200minutes
10. Determination of thermodynamic quantities
Chemical reaction and free energy
Read 5.1-5.5 200minutes
11. Determination of thermodynamic quantities
Free-energy functions
Read 5.6-5.11 200minutes
12. Ideal solutions Read Chpt. 6 200minutes
13. Non-ideal Solutions Read Chpt. 7 200minutes
14. Term-end examination and Explanation (Goals and objectives 1-3) Repeat what you learned 200minutes
Total. - - 2800minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

100 Total.
1. 40% 40%
2. 30% 30%
3. 30% 30%
Total. 100% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Mid-term Exam.: Term-end Exam.: Reports=3:4:3
If the final score is under 60/100 (minimum knowledge for chemists and chemical engineers), it is failed.
Feedback on exams, assignments, etc.
ways of feedback specific contents about "Other"
Feedback in the class
Textbooks and reference materials
E Brian Smith: Basic Chemical Thermodynamics (English Edition) 6th Edition
Kindle version is OK.
You have to understand the contents of Physical Chemistry 1 and 2.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Tuesday 16:00-17:00
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
Active-learning course
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
Last modified : Sat Sep 09 06:36:07 JST 2023