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Course Detail

Course Name Chemistry
Course Code CHY 103
Program BSc. in Biotechnology, BSc. in Microbiology
Semester one
Credits Four
Year Taught 2019


Chemical bonding

Introduction to bonding,Classification of elements in the periodic table, Periodic properties,Types of bonds & factors affecting the bond formation,bond parameters,Polarity of bonds, semipolar bonds


Solutions, types of solutions,solvation energy, lattice energy, Equivalent & molecular mass, mole concept,solubility & factors affecting solubility,Expression for concentration of solutions,polarity of solvents, Importance of  dielectric constant of solvents,Solvents other than water,classification of solvents,Dilution factor,serial dilution,Solute–solvent interactions in solutions.

Chemical equilibrium

Equilibrium constant, Le-Chatelier principle,Acid & bases, strength of acid & bases,pH of aqueous solutions,Acid –base titrations, indicators in titrations,Solubility product & applications, ionic product, Condition for precipitation,Hydrolytic reactions &  expression for hydrolytic constant.

Organic Chemistry

Introduction to functional groups, chemical & physical properties, Reaction  intermediates in organic chemistry, Electronic effects in organic compounds,Aromaticity with examples,SN1 & SN2 mechanism, Nucleophilic addition & substitution reactions at carbonyl group,E1 & E2 reactions in alcohols, Heterocyclic compounds, Configuration & projection formula, Optical & geometrical isomerism, Tautomerism & its applications

Chemical kinetics

Rate of reaction, differential rate law expressions,Order & molecularity, rate constant, integrated equations (Ist,2nd & 3rd   order), nth life of  a reaction,

Arrhenius equations, temperature dependence of rate constant, energy profile diagrams. Reaction intermediates, Different theories on reaction rate

Coordination Chemistry

Introduction to co-ordinations compounds,Crystal field theory,Colour & magnetic properties of complexes, Chelation & applications,      biologically relevent co-ordination compounds


Electrode potential, related problems, Nernst equation & its applications, emf of the cell,related problems,Redox reactions in cells, free energy change & standard emf of the cell,Redox titrations applications with  two examples

Syllabus - Year Taught
2015 2014

Text Books

  1. Chemistry, Raymond Chang, McGraw-Hill; 10th  Edition (2007)
  2. Organic chemistry Solomons & Fryhle, John Wiley (Wse); 8th Edition (2004)
  3. Physical Chemistry, Atkins & de Paula, Oxford; 9th Edition (2010)


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