Courses: 4th Year 2nd Sem., B. Sc. Chemistry
CHM402: Statistical Mechanics(2 credit units)
Maxwell-Boltzmann Statistics; calculation of thermodynamic properties; Partition functions; Heat capacities; Entropy; Equilibrium constants; Use of spectroscopic data; Transition state theory; Quantum effects.
CHM412: Organometalic Chemistry(2 credit units)
Classification of organometallic compounds of main group elements; Organometallic compounds of the 2nd and 3rd row transition elements; Preparation, reactions and structures of organometallic compounds of alkali metals and transition elements, including abnormal behaviour of organometallic compounds; Synthetic utility of organometallics; Generation and detection of free radicals from organometallic compounds; Classification of ligands; 18 electron rule and applications; Bonding; Preparation of organic transition metal compounds; The role of organometallic compounds in catalytic reactions; Chemistry of ferrocenes and related compounds
CHM432: Organic Synthesis(2 credit units)
Importance of organic synthesis and planning for synthesis; Retrosynthesis; Synthetic tree and synthones; Critical review of important reactions leading to the formation of carbon-carbon bonds; Placement of desired functional groups in their proper positions; Functional groups inter-conversions and control of stereochemistry including key reaction mechanisms involved; Synthesis of complex organic compounds of industrial importance and/or with biological activity (example, synthesis of steroid drugs, sulfunylamides, detergents, diazo compounds).
CHM490: Research Project(6 credit units)
Students will choose topics under the supervision of a lecturer. The project will be for two semesters and a report shall be submitted before the beginning of final year examinations. Students will be subjected to both seminar and oral presentations on the project and on general aspects of chemistry.
CHM492: Analytical Atomic Spectroscopy(2 credit units)
Lattices and crystal systems; Symmetry in crystals; Primitive and non-primitive cells; Lattice directions and planes; The stereographic projection; Diffraction directions and methods; Intensities of diffraction beams; Application of x-ray diffraction measurements.
CHM462: Photochemistry and Pericyclic reactions(2 credit units)
Interaction of radiation with matter; Electronic excitation; Fluorescence and phosphorescence; Selection rules; Deactivation routes; Sensitization; Quenching; Photofragmentation; Oxidation; Reduction; Rearrangement; Pericyclic reactions and Molecular orbital symmetry.
CHM482: Food Chemistry(2 credit units)
Definition of food; Classification, structure, nomenclature, physical and chemical properties of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids, Extraction/isolation of starch, sugar and vegetable oils; Vitamins, additives, coloring, sweetening, flavor and aroma substances; Food processing, preservation and toxicity.
CHM472: Crystallography and X-ray Diffraction(2 credit units)
Origin, classification and chemistry of drugs; Structure-activity relationships; Synthesis of drugs and drug design; Natural products drugs; Characterization, synthesis and extraction of bioactive compounds from medicinal plants
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