Course Types
 
 
Chemistry (CHEM)

LEGEND : The numbers  that appear at the end of each course title like 3 0 3, 0 9 3, 2 3 3 etc. indicate the lecture hours per week, the practical/seminar/project hours per week and the number of units in that order. Wherever a single number (with or without*) appears, it indicates only total units and its break up in terms of lectures and practicals/seminar/project may be announced from time to time through the timetable whenever it is needed.

List of Courses Under Code CHEM(Click on the course for its description)
 
Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Atomic and Molecular Structure
Colloid and Surface Chemistry
General Chemistry    
Modern Analytical Chemistry        
Chemistry Project Laboratory        
Chemistry of Organic Compounds    
Chemical Kinetics    
Chemistry of Nontransitional   Elements
Chemical Thermodynamics   
Quantum Chemistry           
Structure and Reactivity of Organic Compounds
Synthetic Organic Chemistry   
Biophysical Chemistry  
Coordination Chemistry      
Computational Chemistry    
Bonding in Inorganic Compounds 
Polymer Chemistry     
Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds
Instrumental Methods of Analysis
Chemical Experimentation 
Photochemistry  and LaserSpectroscopy   
Theoretical Inorganic Chemistry
Statistical Thermodynamics  
Stereochemistry and Reaction  Mechanisms  
Biochemical Engineering     
Physical Pharmacy  
Nuclear and Radiochemistry
Special Projects
Nuclear and Radio Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry
Recent Advances in Chemistry
Chemical Applications of Group  Theory
Advanced Organic Chemistry    
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

 

CHEM C141 Chemistry I                                                           3 0 3

This is the first of a sequence of two courses aimed at providing an integrated overview of chemistry. Topics to be discussed will include: nuclear chemistry: electronic structure of atoms; molecular structure and chemical bonding; chemical thermodynamics; phase and chemical equilibrium; electrochemistry; chemical kinetics.

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CHEM C142 Chemistry II                                                          3 0 3

Pre-requisite: CHEM C141

Representative topics from inorganic and organic chemistry will be discussed to expose the student to the logic and systematics of these areas, keeping in view the general principles introduced in the first course. Topics will include: stereoisomerism; important classes of organic reactions such as nucleophilic aliphatic substitution, elimination, electrophilic addition, free radical addition; organic synthesis; chemistry of selected main group elements; coordination chemistry.

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CHEM C211 Atomic and Molecular Structure 3 0 3
Elements of quantum theory; the Schrodinger equation; some exactly solvable models; angular momentum; hydrogen-like atoms; approximation methods; electronic structure of many-electron atoms; molecules-Valence Bond and molecular orbital theories; semi-empirical treatments-huckel theory; molecular spectroscopy.

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CHEM C212 Colloid and Surface Chemistry             303
Surface phenomena; intermolecular forces relevant to colloidal systems; forces in colloidal systems; experimental and theoretical studies of the structure, dynamics and phase transitions in micelles, membranes, monolayers, bilayers, vesicles and related systems; technical applications.

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CHEM C221 General Chemistry                                             3 0 3
Atomic structure; chemical bonding; gaseous, liquid and solid states; thermodynamics: phase and chemical equilibrium; electrochemistry; chemical kinetics; organic compounds: functional groups, structure and isomerism; stereochemistry; organic reactions: substitution, addition and elimination; chemistry of some representative elements; nucleus and radioactivity.

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CHEM C222 Modern Analytical Chemistry                 3 0 3
Data handling and analysis; sample preparation; unit operations; volumetric and gravimetric analysis; oxidation-reduction and complexometric titrations; electroanalytical methods: potentiometry, ion selective electrodes, conductometry, polarography; separation techniques : chromatography, solvent extraction; introduction to  spectroscopic methods; radiochemical methods; specific applications to problems in air and water quality analysis, toxic and trace metal estimation in biological and environmental samples.

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CHEM C231 Chemistry Project Laboratory                 3*
The course includes projects involving laboratory investigation or laboratory development in chemistry. The course is normally available to students of second or higher level. The course must coterminate with a project report.

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CHEM C232 Chemistry of Organic Compounds             303
Electrophilic  and  nucleophilic  aromatic  substitution; nucleophilic additions to carbonyl compounds, aldol and related condensations; amines, malonic ester and acetoacetic ester synthesis; carbohydrates; orbital  symmetry  and  chemical  reactions; hetrocyclic compounds.

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CHEM C311 Chemical Kinetics                                                 3 0 3
Discussion of reaction rate theory, kinetics and mechanism of various types of reactions, effect of temperature on reaction rates, energy of activation, theories of reaction rates and photochemistry.

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CHEM C312 Chemistry of Nontransitional   Elements            303
Basic principles of inorganic chemistry; abnormal and general properties; methods of preparation; industrial uses of derivatives of non-transitional elements.

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CHEM C321 Chemical Thermodynamics                 3 0 3
Review of classical thermodynamics and an introduction to statistical mechanics with applications to chemical systems.

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CHEM C322 Quantum Chemistry                             3 0 3
Review of the postulates of quantum mechanics and some exactly solvable potential problems; angular momentum; variation method; stationary state and time dependent perturbation theory; atomic structure: antisymmetry, determinantal wave functions, SCF method, coupling of angular momenta, spectra; symmetry: point groups, representations, direct product, projection operators; molecules Born-Oppenheimer approximation, molecular Hartree Fock calculations, VB and MO theories: ab initio and semi empirical methods; symmetry and molecular spectra.

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CHEM C331 Structure and Reactivity of Organic Compounds            303
Structure & reactivity; oxidation and reduction, aliphatic nucleophilic substitution; aromatic substitution reactions; eliminations, addition to carbon heteromultiple bonds and rearrangements; stereo chemistry of cyclic compounds.

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CHEM C332 Synthetic Organic Chemistry                 3 0 3
Retrosynthetic analysis, synthetic strategies, protecting groups, carbon-carbon bond forming reactions, functional group disconnection, carbon-carbon bond disconnection, ring annelation, multistep synthesis, synthetic equivalents, asymmetric synthesis.

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CHEM C341 Biophysical Chemistry                             3 0 3
The principles governing the molecular shapes, structures, structural transitions and dynamics in some important classes of biomolecules and biomolecular aggregates will be discussed. The topics will include: structure, conformational analysis, conformational transitions and equilibria in proteins and nucleic acids; protein folding; lipids - monolayers, bilayers and micelles; lipid-protein interactions in membranes.

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CHEM C342 Coordination Chemistry                             3 0 3
Crystal field, ligand field and molecular orbital theories; chemistry of transitional metals; organometallic compounds; lanthanides and actinides.

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CHEM C351 Computational Chemistry             334
Selected problems in computational chemistry from diverse areas such as chemical kinetics and dynamics, quantum mechanics, electronic structure of molecules, spectroscopy, molecular mechanics and conformational analysis, thermodynamics, and structure and properties of condensed phases will be discussed. The problems chosen will illustrate the application of various mathematical and numerical methods such as those used in the solution of systems of algebraic equations, differential equations, and minimization of multidimensional functions, Fourier transform and Monte Carlo methods.

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CHEM C352 Bonding in Inorganic Compounds                       303
Point groups and molecular symmetry; uses of point group symmetry; ionic bonding; covalent bonding; valence bond and molecular orbital theories of simple compounds; electronegativity; VSEPR model; fluxional molecules; ionic and covalent solids; band theory; dipole related forces; hydrogen bonding; coordination compounds: VB, crystal field and MO theories, electronic spectra and magnetic properties.

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CHEM C361  Polymer Chemistry                                             3 0 3
Types of polymers; structures of polymers; molecular weight and molecular weight distributions; kinetics and mechanisms of major classes of polymerization reactions such as step growth, radical, ionic, heterogeneous, and copolymerization methods; polymer solutions- solubility, lattice model and the Flory-Huggins theory, solution viscosity; bulk properties- thermal and mechanical properties such as the melting and glass transitions, rubber elasticity, and viscous flow; polymerization reactions used in industry.

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CHEM C362 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds                     303
Periodicity; periodic anomalies; p orbitals in pi bonding; d orbitals in non-metal chemistry: similarities and contrasts within a group, e.g., C-Si, N-P; chemistry of boron hydrides, aluminosilicates; hydrogen; acid-base concepts; hard and soft acids and bases; chemistry in aqueous and nonaqueous media; halogens and noble gases; coordination chemistry: different coordination numbers, chelation, isometrism and reactivity; chemistry of metals; introduction to bioinorganic and organometallic chemistry.

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CHEM C391 Instrumental Methods of Analysis    4
Principles and practice of modern instrumental methods of chemical analysis.  Emphasis on spectroscopic techniques such as UV-Visible, infrared, NMR (1H, 13C and other elements, NOE, correlation spectroscopies), ESR, atomic absorption and emission, photoelectron, Mossbauer, and fluorescence.  Other topics will include mass spectrometry, separation techniques, light scattering, electroanalytical methods, thermal analysis, and diffraction methods.

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CHEM C411 Chemical Experimentation                 0 9 3

Specially designed for M.Sc. (Hons.) Chemistry; cannot be taken by others under any circumstances.

This laboratory course is designed only for M.Sc. (Hons.) Chemistry students in order to develop competence in selected techniques of modern analytical chemistry.

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CHEM C412  Photochemistry  and LaserSpectroscopy          303
Photochemical events : absorption, fluorescence and phosphorescence; Jablonski  diagrams; physical properties of molecules after photoexcitation; photochemical tools and techniques : spectrophotometers,  fluorescence decay time measurement and analysis, flash photolysis;  fundamental properties of laser light; principles of laser operation ; description of some specific laser systems : Helium-Neon, Argon ion, CO2, Nd-YAG  and ultrafast Titanium  :  Sapphire lasers.

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CHEM C421 Theoretical Inorganic Chemistry               3 03
Stereochemistry of inorganic compounds; acids and bases; nonaqueous solvents; chemistry of the elements of the first period.

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CHEM C422 Statistical Thermodynamics                3 0 3
Review of classical thermodynamics, principles of statistical thermodynamics, ensemble averages; Boltzmann distribution; partition functions and thermodynamic quantities; ideal gases and crystals; thermodynamic properties from spectroscopic and structural data; dense gases and the second virial coefficient; statistical mechanics of solutions; Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac statistics.

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CHEM C431 Stereochemistry and Reaction  Mechanisms             303
Relative and absolute configuration; stereochemistry of organic compounds including those containing nitrogen atoms, allenes, and biphenyls; stereochemical implications of various organic reactions; conformational analysis of cyclohexanes and  substituted cyclohexanes; mechanism of addition, elimination and substitution reactions.

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CHEM C441 Biochemical Engineering                          3 0 3
Course description is same as given under BIO C441.

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CHEM C451 Physical Pharmacy                                               2 3 3
This  course is designed to make the students conversant with the applications of physico-chemical principles to the study of the drug stability behaviour of drug powers and of other pharmaceutical systems; it includes the discussion of drug  degradation, micromeritics, rheology and interactions of drugs

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CHEM C461 Nuclear and Radiochemistry                 3 0 3
Nuclear and radiochemistry; transuranic elements; nucleus; nuclear reactions and radiation chemistry.

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CHEM C491 Special Projects                                          3
Course description is same as given under BIO C491

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CHEM G511 Nuclear and Radio Chemistry       5

Course description for the above courses to be developed

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CHEM G521 Environmental Chemistry                                         5
Course description for the above courses to be developed

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CHEM G531 Recent Advances in Chemistry               5
The  course is aimed at providing an overview of recent developments in selected areas of chemistry. Topics to be covered may be drawn from: modern theories of structure, bonding and reactivity, spectroscopy, chemical dynamics, phase transitions,  surface phenomena, solid state materials, and synthetic and mechanistic organic and inorganic chemistry, or such other topics as may emerge in the development of the subject.

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CHEM G541 Chemical Applications of Group  Theory                            5
Groups, subgroups and classes :  definitions and theorems;  molecular symmetry and symmetry groups; representation of groups;  character tables; wave functions as bases for irreducible representations; direct product; symmetry adapted linear combinations; symmetry in molecular orbital theory; hybrid orbitals; molecular orbitals of metal sandwich compounds; ligand field theory; molecular vibrations;  space groups.

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CHEM G551 Advanced Organic Chemistry                   5
Recent advances in aromatic electrophilic and nucleophilic substitution reactions and nucleophilic addition reactions; oxidation and reduction; enolates in organic synthesis; retro synthetic analysis; multiple step synthesis; protecting groups.

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CHEM G552 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry                   5
Advanced coordination chemistry, reactions, kinetics and mechanism; advanced organometalic chemistry, bonding models in inorganic chemistry, inorganic chains, rings, cages and clusters; group theory and its applications to crystal field theory, molecular orbital theory and spectroscopy (electronic and vibrational); inorganic chemistry in biological systems.

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