Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

Courses: 3rd Year 1st Sem., B. Sc. (Ed) Chemistry

  1. GST311: Introduction to Entrepreneurial Studies

    (2 credit units)

    Some of the ventures to be focused upon include the following: soap/detergent, tooth brushes and tooth paste making; photography; brick, nails, screws making; dyeing/textile blocks paste making; rope making; plumbing; vulcanizing; brewing; glassware production/ceramic production; paper production; water treatment/conditioning/packaging; food processing/packaging/preservation; metal working/fabrication-steel and aluminum door and windows; training industry; vegetable oil /and salt extractions; fisheries/aquaculture; refrigeration/air conditioning; plastic making; farming (crop); domestic electrical wiring; radio/TV repairs; carving; weaving; brick laying/making; bakery; tailoring; iron welding; building drawing; carpentry; leather tanning; interior decoration; printing; animal husbandry (poultry, piggery, goat.); metal craft-blacksmith, tinsmith; sanitary wares; vehicles maintenance and bookkeeping.

  2. EDU311: Educational Technology

    (2 credit units)

    The course offers on eclectic approach to the design process application and effects of technique in the teaching/learning situation. It is designed to broaden student teachers’ knowledge on the systematic production, effective use and evaluation of inexpensive and local instructional materials for instructional purpose.

  3. EDU321: Curriculum and Instruction II

    (2 credit units)

    A critical analysis of curriculum in terms of their relevance and National goals. Relationship between curriculum and instruction in terms of objectives specification, selection of learning experiences, learning materials, methods and media of instruction, and evaluation. An overview of curriculum innovation in a subject matter area with particular reference to Nigerian experience

  4. EDU331: Tests and Measurement

    (2 credit units)

    An experience in test construction, administration, analysis and interpretation.

  5. EDU341: Educational Research Methods

    (2 credit units)

    An exposure to the meaning, characteristics, purpose of and steps in educational research, the scientific method, hypothesis. Choice of research topics and its design and characteristics, library search and referencing, Instrumentation and methods ofdata gathering, and reporting in educational context should be emphasized.

  6. CHM311: Coordination Chemistry

    (2 credit units)

    Definition, Recognition and application of co-ordination compounds; Nomenclature, co-ordination formula and isomerism in complexes; Stereochemistry of complex molecules; Theories of structure and bonding; Physical methods of structural investigation; Magnetic properties; Absorption and vibrational spectra; The spectrochemical series; John – Teller distortions; Stabilization of unusual oxidation states by complex formation; Thermodynamic stability of complex compounds, the stability constant, the chelate effect; Preparation, characterization and reactions of complexes; Kinetics and mechanisms of substitution reactions of complexes.

  7. CHM391: Instrumental Methods of Analysis

    (2 credit units)

    Spectroscopic/spectrophotometric techniques in chemical analysis including UV-Visible, X-rays, flame and fluorescence methods; NMR and ESR; Refractometry and interferometry; Polarimetry; Polarography; Potentiometry; Calorimetry.

  8. CHM321: Electrochemistry, Extraction and Protection of Metals

    (3 credit units)

    Electrolytic conduction; Transport numbers and ionic mobility; Debye-Huckel theory of electrolytic conduction; Concept of activity of ions in solution; Simple emf measurements and applications; Electrical double layer; Charge transfer processes; Potential at zero charge; Polarizable and non-polarizable interfaces; Mass transport and concentration polarization; Diffusion controlled processes; Fick’ s laws; Levic equation; Polarography; Galvanic cells; Electrodes and electrode potentials; Pretreatment of metal ores; Thermodynamics of metal reduction; Survey of industrial minerals; Mineral classification processes; Beneficiation of mineral ores with emphasis on froth floatation; Detailed extraction and refining processes for selected metals, highlighting pryometallurgy, hydrometallurgy and electrometallurgic principles; Types of corrosion processes; Evans diagrams and Pourbaix diagrams; Effects of variables on rate of corrosion; Corrosion prevention and protection of metals: anodic, cathodic, surface treatment and coating; Fuel cells.

  9. CHM361: Third Year Practical Chemistry

    (1 credit units)

    Experiments in chemical thermodynamics, colloid chemistry, metal extraction and mineral processing

  10. CHM301: Organic Reaction Mechanisms

    (2 credit units)

    Electrophilic and Nucleophilic substitution reactions (SN1 , SN2 , E1 and E2 mechanisms. Addition reactions (Nucleophilic addition reaction and Electrophilic addition reactions), carbanions I (Aldols and Claisen condensation); Carbanions II (Malonic ester and acetoacetic ester synthesis), carbocations and carbenes; ?, ? unsaturated carbonyl, Aromatic nitrogen compounds, cannizarro reactions.

  11. CHM381: Carbohydrate Chemistry

    (2 credit units)

    Definition, structure, nomenclature, physical and chemical properties; Sugars; General reactions; Preparations, reactions and mechanisms; Configuration and stereochemistry; Epimers, mutarotation, anomers. Conformations of carbohydrates; Relative reactivities of equatorial and axial substitituent functional groups; The anomeric (Lemieux) effect.

  12. CHM341: Non – Aqueous Solvents

    (2 credit units)

    Classification and general characteristics of solvents; Solute- solvent interaction; Protonic solvents; Oxyhalide solvents; Liquids; Dinitrogen tetroxide; Sulphur dioxide etc.

  13. ICH341: Water Treatment and Analysis

    (2 credit units)

    Sources of natural water and standard specifications for quality of water for different applications; Physical, chemical and biological characteristics of water and wastewater; Chemical processes for water treatment; Domestic wastewater treatment; Methods of water treatment; Sludge: treatment and disposal; Water chemistry and analysis: pH, acidity and alkalinity, dissolved oxygen and oxygen demand, total organic carbon, metals, dissolved salts, trace organics, PAHs; Radioactivity and radionuclides in water; Water survey and sampling.

  14. 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.

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