Chemistry of First row transition metals. Introduction to co ordination chemistry including elementary treatment of crystal field theory. Comparative Chemistry of the followings elements; (a) Ga, In, TI, (b) Ge, Sn, Pb, (c) As, Sb, Bi, (d) Se, To, Po, electronic configuration of groups IVB to VIB. Semiconductor chemistry, doping and application of semiconductors high-tech industries. Elementary introduction to Organometallic Chemistry. Roles of organometallic compounds in drug, catalysis, and pesticide formulation. Role of metals in biochemical systems.
This course is an important course for the chemistry students, it is meant to expose the student to the interesting chemistry of carbon in organic chemistry. The topics to cover include: Carbon in Organic chemistry, the concept of hybridization, structures and shapes of organic compounds, factors affecting organic reactions, bond breaking during organic reactions, types of reactions simple treatments of functional groups and analysis to identify functional groups.
This course provides opportunity for students of Chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, engineering, food science and technology and geology to collect the appropriate data required to define the properties of gases, liquids, solids and colloidal dispersions, to systematize them into laws, and give them a theoretical foundation. The course is also useful in establishing the energy relations obtaining in physical and chemical transformations, in ascertaining the extent and speed with which they take place, and in defining quantitatively the controlling factors. Topics to be covered include Kinetic theory of gases; behaviour of real gases; critical constants and liquefaction of gases; heat capacities of gases; principle of equipartition of energy; first and second laws of thermodynamics; enthalpy, entropy and free energy; reaction and phase equilibria; reaction rates; rate laws; zero, first and second order kinetics; experimental determination of reaction orders; mechanism and theory of elementary processes; photochemical reactions; basic electrochemistry.
Importance and scope of agriculture. Land and its uses with particular reference to agriculture. Introductory crop production. Agricultural ecology of Nigeria. Agronomy of some arable crops. Land preparation. Harvesting, processing and reservation method. Farm tools and machinery including tractor driving and by-products. Basic farm management techniques. Fisheries and wildlife production. Forest products. General introduction to livestock production and health.
Modern Physics was developed over the first four decades of the 20th century, following the surprising failure of classical physics to provide a consistent description of the behaviour of light and matter on the atomic scale. It forms the backbone of many other areas of physics. It is therefore important to understand the basic principles underlying classical physics, before proceeding to modern physics which is a rich discipline that provides foundation knowledge about how high tech devices work as well as illuminates myriads of emergent phenomena that seem to be of fundamental interest on many intellectual levels and in our daily lives.
This course is an introductory; it is designed primarily for Chemistry and other students from Biochemistry, Microbiology, Food Science and Technology, Marine Science and Technology, Applied Geology and Mining Engineering students. It designed to teach basically classical techniques in analytical Chemistry. It actual deals with acid-base, precipitation, redox and complexometric titration techniques as well as gravimetric method of analysis. In the course theory of errors shall be introduced to students and statistical evaluation of data shall be treated. Theoretical background of the course shall be taught and the students will conduct practicals on the sub topics as it is been taught.
This course describes the origin and classification atoms and elements. It introduces the properties of elements and shows how they can be rationalised in terms of the behaviour of electrons in the atom. It reviews the various postulations about the atom and how these postulations predicted the behaviour of the particles that compose the atom. The course further provides understanding of the dual property of the electron and attempts explaining the existence of electrons of the atom in orbits and how these orbits are related to the energy states of the atoms in a one electron system. The course further introduces the concept of bonding of electrons to form molecules and how the presence of electrons influences the geometry and structure of the various compounds.
This will involve field planting. Each student will be allocated a field plot for the planting and management of an arable crop. Students will be exposed to practical work in animal production and health, fisheries and wildlife management, and crop and forestry nurseries.
This course is the first course in numerical analysis designed for students in mathematics, physical sciences, engineering, mineral and earth sciences. The focus of the course is to equip students with basic useful skills to solve numerically both theoretical and empirical problems leading to linear and nonlinear equations. Topics to be covered include numerical solution of algebraic and transcendental equations; curve fitting; error analysis; interpolation and approximation; zeros of non linear equations in one variable; system of linear equations; numerical differentiation and integration.