Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

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

  1. EDU431: Teaching Practice II

    (3 credit units)

    Practical implementation of teaching/learning strategies in the classroom as applied to the subject area.

  2. SED421: Seminar in Science Education

    (2 credit units)

    Identification and examination of some of the issues confronting science education in Nigeria. The major issues include funding, laboratory equipment, gender equity, methodology, curriculum, facilities, vocational guidance, Distribution, teacher education, measurement, evaluation and assessment in science.

  3. SED431: Science Technology and Society

    (2 credit units)

    Socio-political aspects of science and technology, health and diseases, the effects on the environment of fuel, food, water, waste disposal.Application of science and technology to everyday life; Basic Scientific principles involved in the design and functioning of everyday appliances, devices, systems and phenomena.Relevance of the school science curricula to societal needs.

  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. CHM471 : Advanced Organic Reaction Mechanisms

    (2 credit units)

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  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.

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