Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

Courses: 4th Year 1st Sem., B. Sc. Chemistry

  1. CHM401: Quantum Chemistry

    (2 credit units)

    Postulates of quantum mechanics; Operators; Angular momentum; Schrodinger equation; Eigen functions and eigen values; Ground and excited states; Spin and Pauli principle; Solution of the hydrogen atom; Atomic spectra; Self-consistent field theory: computational aspects; Perturbation and variation methods.

  2. CHM411: Nuclear and Radiation Chemistry

    (2 credit units)

    Natural radioactivity; Nuclear fusion, fission and decay processes; Nature of radiation. Nuclear models, energetics of nuclear reactions; Purification of isotopes; Principles of radiation and radioisotopes detection and measurement; Applications of radioactivity; Radiation hazards

  3. CHM421: Physical Organic Chemistry

    (2 credit units)

    Aromaticity and Huckel (4n+2) rule; Concept of resonance; Factors affecting reactivity of organic compounds in substitution and elimination reactions; Determination of organic reaction mechanisms; Neighbouring group effects; Hammett plots; Isotope effects; Acid and base catalysis; Reaction intermediates; Molecular orbital calculations and applications and a few special topics in physical organic chemistry.

  4. CHM441: Environmental Chemistry

    (2 credit units)

    Concepts of elementary cycles; The Hydrosphere physical and chemical properties of water; Distribution of chemical species and chemical equilibria in aquatic systems, humic substances; Heavy metals in surface water; Water pollution and waste water treatment chemistry; The terrestrial environment; Composition of domestic, municipal and industrial wastes; Effect of radioactivity on the environment; Principles of environmental analysis and pollution control; Point source and non-point source pollution; Common environmental pollutants; Modern agricultural practice and media quality; Chemical and physical instrumentation in environmental sciences; Fate processes of agrochemicals and industrial effluents in environmental media; Ecotoxicology.

  5. CHM451: Applied Spectroscopy

    (2 credit units)

    Quantum theory of rotation and vibration; Principles and applications of Microwave, IR, Raman, UV- visible, Mass and NMR spectroscopy to the determination and elucidation of structures of organic compounds; General introduction to electron spin resonance; Mossbauer effect; Nuclear quadruple resonance and other modern techniques.

  6. CHM431: Seminar

    (1 credit units)

  7. CHM481: Heterocyclic Chemistry

    (2 credit units)

    Introduction to heterocyclic chemistry; Three membered rings with one heteroatom (epoxides, azirididne, episulfides); Four- membered rings with one heteroatom (oxetanes, b-lactams); Aromatic heterocyclic compounds (furans, pyrroles and thiophenes); The synthetic and mechanistic aspects of fused heterocyclic systems - particularly quinolines, isoquinolines, benzothiophenes, indoles, benzopyrrilium salts, coumarins and chromones. Application of heterocyclic systems in drug synthesis.

  8. CHM491: Group Theory and Symmetry

    (2 credit units)

    Review of molecular symmetry operations; Definition of groups; Molecular symmetry groups representations; Introduction to the mathematical structure of groups; Group representations; Detailed study of groups Cn, Dn, C?V and Full rotation group; Applications; General symmetry applications; Symmetry of crystal lattices; Block orbitals for infinite system.

  9. CHM471: Advanced Organic Reaction Mechanisms

    (2 credit units)

  10. ICH431: Textile Chemistry and Technology

    (2 credit units)

    Origin of petroleum; Petroleum in the contemporary energy scene; Chemistry, composition and Classification crude petroleum and natural gas; Distribution of petroleum and natural gas resources; Survey materials; Petroleum refining processes: fractional distillation, fluid catalytic cracking and reforming processes, thermal cracking and reforming; Petrochemicals as industrial raw materials; Monomers and chemical intermediates: phenol, formaldehyde, hexamethylenediamine, phthalic anhydride, vinyl chloride, vinyl acetate, styrene, olefins, adipic acids, alkyl benzenes; Plasticizers, binders, fillers of organic origin.

  11. ICH451: Petroleum Chemistry & Petrochemical Technology

    (2 credit units)

    Chemical reactor theory; Main types of reactors and their fields of applications; Introduction to reactor design: single ideal reactors, design for single reactors and multiple reactors; Temperature and pressure effects; Introduction to design of heterogeneous reactors; Fluidized bed reactors; Comparison and selection of reactors; Diffussion in solids; Interphase mass transfer; Scale up methods; Industrial electrochemistry; Manufacture of some heavy inorganic chemicals; Technology of Sulphuric acid; Nitrogen fixation; Inorganic fertilizers; Cement; Glass; Ceramics and binding materials; Snthesis gas; Oxoprocesses; Water gas; Industrial processes and their flow diagrams; Organic materials; Industrial processes involved in oils and fats; Soaps and detergents; Sugar, Paints; Vanishes; Plastics; Wood, pulp and paper.

  12. CHM461: Agrochemicals

    (2 credit units)

    Types and chemistry of agrochemicals; Synthesis and production of selected agrochemicals; Local sourcing of agrochemicals and their residual effects on the environment; Natural agrochemicals.

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