DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
The graduate programme in the Department leads to the award of Master of Science (M.Sc) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degrees in the following areas:
- Analytical/Environmental Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry
The postgraduate programme in Chemistry involves prescribed course work carefully designed to expose the student to advanced theoretical chemical concepts. Such a background will considerably assist the student in the understanding, interpretation and analysis of his/ her experimental results obtained from laboratory research.
A student on the graduate programme in chemistry is normally required to
achieve satisfactory performance in specified number of taught courses.
He is also expected to undertake some original research for a thesis in the
- Natural Products Chemistry
- Physical Organic Chemistry
- Analytical Chemistry
- Electro- Chemistry
- Polymer Chemistry
- Synthetic Organic Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry and
- (viii) Inorganic Chemistry
All courses and their corresponding examination shall be completed within the first year of the graduate programme.
First Semester Units
CHM 701 Separation Techniques 4
CHM 702 Applied Spectroscopy 4
CHM 703 Analysis of Experimental Data 2
CHM 718 Seminar2
CHM 799 Research Thesis 6
DEGREE OPTION COMPULSORY COURSES First Semester
CHM 704 Hydride Chemistry and Interstitial Compounds 2
CHM 705 Co-ordination Chemistry 2
CHM 706 Electrochemical and Optical Methods of Analysis 2
CHM 707 Advanced Environmental Chemistry 3
(ii) ORGANIC CHEMISTRY: DEGREE OPTION
COMPULSORY COURSES First Semester CHM 708 Polyfunctional groups and Aromatic
Chemistry: Mechanism of Reaction 4
CHM 709 Pericyclic reaction, heterocyclics and naturally-
occurring compounds 4
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY DEGREE OPTION COMPULSORY
COURSE First Semester
CHM 710 Advanced Chemical Kinetics 3
CHM 711 Molecular Spectroscopy 3
CHM 712 Radiation and Photochemistry 3
(i) COMPLEMENTARY COURSES TO THE DEGREE OPTIONS
CHM 713 Reactions in non-aqueous, inorganic sol vent systems 2
CHM 715 Physical Organic Chemistry 2
CHM 714 poly-acid and Silicates, soil Chemistry 2
CHM 716 advanced Polymer Chemistry 2
CHM 717 Organo-Metallic Chemistry 2
CHM 610 advanced Chemical Kinetics
CHM 611 Molecular Spectroscopy
CHM 612 Radiation and Photochemistry
Detailed Courses for M.Sc Degree in Chemistry
CHM 701 Separation Techniques
Fundamental concepts; definitions and law; instruments for measuring absorption of radiation: UV, Visible, infrared, and n.m.r. spectroscopy; mass spectrometry; limitations of spectrometry.
CHM 703 Analysis of Experimental Data
Evaluation of analytical data; statistical treatment of small sets of data; types of errors in quantitative measurements; precision and accuracy; experimental.
CHM 704 Hydride Chemistry and Interstitial Compound
Hydrides of the elements of main groups I-IV; synthesis; physical properties and reactions; some interstitial and non – stoichiometric compounds; carbides; nitrides; borides and silicides.
CHM 705 Coordination Chemistry
Historical development of coordination compounds; coordination numbers; ligands; bonding; stereochmeical aspects; complex structures, spectra; magnetic properties.
CHM 706 Electrodemical and Optional Methods of Analysis
Electrodes processes; ion selective electrodes; current potential, equations, D.C.A.C and pulse paleography; instrumentation of spectrometric analysis; polarimetry; refractormety and microscopic methods; their recent developments.
CHM 707 Advanced Environmental Chemistry
Water chemistry; ecological aspects of surface and ground water chemistry; sources and characteristics of municipal and industrial wastewaters; water and wastewaters; sampling and analysis for chemical and bacteriological parameters. Water pollution control measures – biological and physio-chemical methods of treatment for disposal/ recycling. Physical, chemical, mineralogical and biological properties of soil, sources and nature of solid wastes, pollution and residual toxicity from application of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. Disposal and management of solid wastes and their recycling. Chemistry of the lower atmosphere; air pollution; method of analysis of air for various parameters.
CHM 708 Polyfunctional Groups and Aromatic Chemistry with Mechanism of Reactions.
The chemistry of aromatic compounds compared with their aliphatic counterparts, nitrile, gringnard reaction, chemistry of bifunctional compounds. Aldol and related reactions. Energetics, Kinetics and the investigation of reaction mechanism. Simple alicyclic carbon compounds and their synthesis. Representative polycyclic compounds surveyed. Nomenclature and structure.
CHM 709 Pericyclic Reactions Hetherocyclics and Naturally Occurring
Compounds and Synthetic Methods
Ring forming and ring fission reaction and woodwor-Hofman Rules. Signatropic shifts. Indole, quinlines, imidazole and selected monocyclic hetercycles with 2N, NS and O, introductory alkaloid, terpenoid, coumarin and flavonoid chemistries and biogenesis, chemical fossils, organic synthetics strategies illustrated by the syntheses of three or more complex natural products; survey on general synthetic reactions and methods.
CHM 710 Advanced Chemical Kinetics
Experimental methods in gas phase and fast reactions in solution. Theoretical interpretation of reaction rates and application-vant Hoof equilibria for chemical equation and forcing functions, chemical relaxation times, amplitudes and enthalpies. Temperature jump techniques including state, stopped-flow and temperature jump spectrophotometer.
CHM 711 Molecular Spectroscopy
Application of quantum theory to the interpretation of absorption and emission spectra in terms of molecular properties, theory of electronic absorption and emission (florescence and phosphorescence), special intensities, and polarization and transitions. Theory of vibrational and rotational spectra- IR, Raman, Resonance Raman, F.S.R and NMR. Hyperfme splitting and g-factor Simple magnetic resonance spectra.
CHM 712 Radiation and Photochemistry
Interaction of radiation with matter; Radiolysis of gases; liquids and solids; Excited states; production and detection of free radicals, measurement of radical yield; application of radiation chemistry such as polymerization; sterilization; food preservation and radiobiology.
Laws of photochemistry; intra- and intermolecular processes; fluorescence and phosphorescence; thermo- and chemiluminescence’s; photosynthesis; photoelectron-chemical cells; lasers.
CHM 713 Reaction in Non-aqueous, Inorganic Solvent Systems.
Non-aqueous solvent systems such as liquid ammonia; liquid H2S; hydrogen cyanide; hydrogen luoride and SO, reactions; uses
CHM 714 Ploy-acids and Silicates, Soil Chemistry
Condensation processes in polyacds; systems; heteropolyacids; structure of plyacids; Polyphosphoric; Silicates; Aluminosilicates; Zeolites.
CHM 715 Physical Organic Chemistry
Physical methods of investigating reaction mechanism. Molecular orbital theories with emphasis on the Huckel theory and their chemical application; structure properties correlation; Mammett equation applications and modification – Okamoto and Brown Taft Nishioka an Fujita, etc. Solvent effects and catalyses.
CHM 716 Advanced Polymer Chemistry
Polymerization reactions, condensation and addition: Polyesters; resins, fibres; polyamides and linear and non-linear polymers; molecular size; its control and reactivity; kinetics and molecular weight distributions ring formation; cross linking; gel point; Ring – scission; electronic structure montion, termination and transfer; degree of polymerization transfer constant; cationic polymerization; anionic polymerization; living polymers; stereospecific polymerization; block and graft co-ploymerization.
CHM 717 Oranometalic Chemistry
Synthesis; structure and reactivity, bonding in transition metal compounds. Metal carbonyls, arenas; arenes; aryls; alkyls, cyclopentadienyls. Uses of organometallics commercially and in synthetic chemistry. CHM 718 Seminar
CHM 799 Research Thesis
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