Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

Courses: 2nd Year 1st Sem., B. Sc. Chemistry

  1. CHM201: Bonding, Molecular Structure and Symmetry

    (3 credit units)

    Idea of quantum states; Orbital shapes and energy; Simple valence theory; Hybridization; Electron-repulsion theory; Atomic spectra; Methods of determining molecular shapes, bond lengths and angles; Structure of compounds of some representative main group elements; Structure of solids; Mention of Schrodinger equation, eigen functions and eigen values; Ground and excited states; Spin and Pauli principle; Molecular orbital and valence bond theories; Concept of resonance and configuration interaction; Coulson-Fischer function; Diatomic molecules; Simple pi-electron theory; Huckel theory; Walsh rules; Rotational, vibrational and electronic spectra: application for determining bond lengths and angles. Russell-Saunders coupling; Orbital and spin angular momentum; Symmetry in chemistry.

  2. CHM211: Inorganic Chemistry II

    (2 credit units)

    Definition and general characteristics of the transition elements; Chemistry of the d-block transition elements (1st, 2nd and 3rd rows); Magnetic properties and metal-metal bonds; Theories of transition metal complexes; Complexes of first row transition metals and their electronic structures; Electronic absorption and charge-transfer spectra; Optical properties; Introduction to organ metallic chemistry- organ metallic compounds of first row transition metals, Metal ions in biochemical systems.

  3. CHM221: Chemical Kinetics

    (2 credit units)

    Review of first, second and third order rate equations; Rate constants and equilibrium constants; Collision theory; Transition state theory; Reaction co-ordinates; Uni-molecular reaction theory; Bimolecular reaction mechanisms; Chain reaction mechanisms; Catalysis and heterogeneous reactions.

  4. CHM261: Practical Inorganic Chemistry

    (1 credit units)

    Analysis of complex materials like cement, bleach, ores and alloys; Preparation of inorganic compounds and their characterizations by spectroscopic methods; Ion- exchange chromatography; Complexes; Solvent extraction; Conductometric and potentiometric measurements.

  5. CMP221: Computer Programming I

    (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.

  6. BCH201: General Biochemistry I

    (3 credit units)

    Water: Structure and hydrophilic interactions amongst water molecules; The ionic product of water - pKw; acidity, alkalinity and the concept of pH; pH, the body buffer systems, and their effects on cellular activities; chemistry, structures, and functions of carbohydrates: complex sugars-starch, glycogen etc versus simple sugars-amyloses; hexoses-glucose, fructose, mannose, galactose etc; pentoses; erythrose and trioses; chemistry, structure and functions of amino acids and proteins and their derivatives; primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structures of proteins: their determination and biochemical implications.

  7. MTH221: Elementary Differential Equations I

    (3 credit units)

    First order ordinary differential equations. Existence and uniqueness. Second order ordinary differential equations with constant co-efficient. General theory of nth order linear equations lap lace transforms, solutions of initial value problems by lap lace transform method. Simple treatment of partial differential equation in two independent variables. Application of O.D and P.D. E to physical, life and social Sciences

  8. GST211: History and Philosophy of Science

    (2 credit units)

    Man - his origin and nature, Man and his cosmic environment, Scientific methodology, Science and technology in the society and service of man, Renewable and non-renewable resources-man and his energy resources, Environmental effects of chemical plastics, Textiles, Wastes and other material, Chemical and radiochemical hazards Introduction to the various areas of science and technology, Elements of environmental studies.

  9. GST221: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

    (2 credit units)

    Basic concepts in peace studies and conflict resolution, peace as vehicle of unity and development, conflict issues, types of conflict, e.g. ethnic/religious/political/economic conflicts, root causes of conflicts and violence in Africa, indigene/settler phenomenon, peace building, management of conflict and security, elements of peace studies and conflict resolution, developing a culture of peace, peace mediation and peace-keeping, alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Dialogue/arbitration in conflict resolutions, role of international organizations in conflict resolution, e.g. ECOWAS, African Union, United Nations, etc.

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