Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

Courses: 2nd Year 2nd Sem., B. Sc. Industrial Chemistry

  1. CHM222: Chemical Thermodynamics

    (2 credit units)

    Reversible processes and Chemical equilibria; Thermodynamic systems; The laws of thermodynamics; Spontaneous chemical processes; Gibbs free energy function, entropy; thermodynamics of multicomponent systems; Chemical potential and partial molar quantities. Applications of thermodynamics in inorganic chemistry; Born-Haber cycle; Thermodynamics of electrochemical cells.

  2. CHM232: Organic Chemistry

    (2 credit units)

    Electronic theory in organic chemistry; Stereochemistry (enantiomers, diastereomers, meso compounds, optical activity, racemates); Electrophilic and nucleophilic substitution reactions (SN1; SN2 and E1; E2 reactions); Chemistry of alcohols and alkyl halides; Chemistry of ethers and epoxides; Carboxylic acids and their derivatives; Dienes, amines, alkyl cyanides and isocyanides, thioles, ethers, epoxides, diazonium salts; Aldehydes and ketones; Carbanions I (Aldol and Claisen condensation); Carbanions II (malonic ester and acetoacetic ester synthesis) Carbocations and carbenes; Aromatic nitrogen compounds.

  3. CHM242: Analytical Chemistry

    (2 credit units)

    Theory of errors; Statistical treatment of data; Theory of sampling; Systematic and random samples; Sample reduction; Classical methods of analysis including titrimetry and gravimetry; Physiochemical and optical methods of analysis; Separation methods; Electro analytical techniques; Miscellaneous methods of chemical analysis: radiochemical methods, qualitative and quantitative chromatography, solvent extraction; Automation in chemical analysis.

  4. CHM252: Polymer Chemistry

    (2 credit units)

    Classification of polymers; Polymer nomenclature; Nature, structure and properties of polymers; Monomers and their sources; Polymerization processes, condensation-, addition-, free radical-, bulk solution-, emulsion-, and stereospecific- polymerization; Polymerization mechanisms; Phase systems for polymerization; Solubility and solution properties of polymers and molecular weight distribution and determination; Rheology and mechanical properties; Thermal, electrical, chemical and optical properties; Structure/property relations; Important thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers; Polyurethane; Rubber elasticity; Mechanical properties of polymers; Survey of important polymers (properties and uses); Fibre forming polymers; Degradation of polymers; Analysis and testing of polymers.

  5. CHM262: Practical Physical Chemistry

    (1 credit units)

    Experiments in physical chemistry covering areas such as phase equilibria, chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, surface tension and inorganic preparation and analysis covering acid, base and redox systems.

  6. CHM264: Practical Organic Chemistry

    (1 credit units)

    Determination of melting and boiling points of pure substances; Organic preparations and analyses; Separation methods based on precipitation, distillation, solvent extraction and ion exchange; crystallization; Chromatography; Purification; Determination of physical constants; Simple organic synthesis and qualitative organic analysis by chemical methods; Spectrophotometric measurements.

  7. CMP212: Computer Programming II

    (3 credit units)

    Principle of good programming; structured programming concepts. Debugging and testing; string processing, internal searching and sorting, Data structures, Recursion. C++ programming language or any other similar language should be used in teaching the above.

  8. GST212: Introduction to entrepreneurial Skills

    (2 credit units)

    Introduction to entrepreneurship and new venture creation; Entrepreneurship in theory and practice; The opportunity, Forms of business, Staffing, Marketing and the new venture; Determining capital requirements, Raising capital; Financial planning and management; Starting a new business, Feasibility studies; Innovation; Legal Issues; Insurance and environmental considerations possible business opportunities in Nigeria.

  9. BCH202: General Biochemistry II

    (3 credit units)

    Introductory Enzymology: Michaelis-Menten equation and its derivation and modifications; the kinetic parameters-Km and Vmax and their significance for a given enzyme; chemistry and structure of fatty acids and lipids; chemistry, structure, nomenclature of nucleic acid bases (Purines and pyrimidines), nucleosides and nucleic acids; effect of acid and alkali hydrolysis of nucleic acids; Prokaryotic versus Eukaryotic organisms; Structures and functions of major cell components.

  10. PHY222: Electromagnetism

    (3 credit units)

    General concepts – divergence, curl, gradient theorems, Stokes theorem, introduction to curvilinear coordinates. Electricity and electrostatics. Electric field; potential and electricity of discrete and continuous distribution of charges, dielectrics and dielectric constants, polarisation vector and charge, displacement vectors, modified Gauss’s theorem. Magnetic field; Lorentz force, e/m ratios, velocity selector, cyclotron, betatron, magnetic dipole, moment, Faraday’s law, Ampere’s law. Introduction to electromagnetic waves.

  11. PHY252: Energy and Environment

    (2 credit units)

    Energy and power; principles, demands and outlook, transformation of energy and its costs, thermal pollution, electric energy from fossil fuel, hydroelectric generation; principles and problems. Costs, capacity, storage, reserves, efficiency, new environmental effects. Electrical energy from solar power, geothermal power, tidal power, etc. Promises and problems. Renewable energy systems (solar, wind and biomass) and their utilisation, solar energy technology – applications for rural development, solar stills, solar dryers, solar cookers, solar cooling and heating. Solar cells and photovoltaic systems. Contribution of energy generation processes to environmental pollution and safeguards

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