Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

Courses: 4th Year 2nd Sem.4th Year 2nd Sem., B. Sc. (Ed) Chemistry

  1. EDU452: Research Project

    (4 credit units)

    An application of research methods and data processing course to field experience under the guidance of the Faculty members. Exposure to EDU 341 and EDU 322 is required for this course.

  2. EDU412 : Guidance and Counselling

    (2 credit units)

    Introductory course in the nature, aims, objectives, theories and methods of guidance and counseling in the Nigerian educational system. An examination of studentsí needs and problems - biological and environmental, and the importance of guidance and counselling as probable measures for coping with them; such aspects of counselling and guidance - vocational, placement, orientation and evaluation, and tools for cumulative records, tests and inventories and their uses

  3. EDU422: Special Education

    (2 credit units)

  4. SED432: Science/Mathematics Methods III

    (2 credit units)

    Post Teaching Practice remediation and Microteacing.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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).

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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