Theory of molecular spectroscopy. Ultra-Violet spectroscopy, Infra=red spectroscopy; Raman spectroscopy, Nuclear Magnetic spectroscopy, Rotational spectroscopy Mossbauer spectroscopy. Instrumentation and application.
This course is advanced chemical kinetics primarily for industrial Chemistry students designed to teach basically theoretical basis for chemical kinetics. It starts with reviewing introductory kinetics taught in physical Chemistry I (CHE 205) and chemical equilibrium taught in physical Chemistry II (CHE 305). The contents of the course also include theory of unimolecular and bimolecular reactions, reaction profile, theory of reaction rates - Arrhenius theory, collision theory, theory of absolute reaction rate, complex reaction â€“ chain reaction, explosion reaction, heterogeneous reaction, heterogeneous catalysis
Whereas nuclear chemistry deals with radioactivity, nuclear processes and their properties, radiochemistry studies the chemistry of the radioactive materials where the isotopes produced may be used to study the properties of many chemical reactions. The spinout from these two interrelated courses includes applications in chemical kinetics; un medical diagnosis and treatment; in the synthesis of new elements; in food preservation; and in the generation of steam for electricity generation. Of course, the production of nuclear weapons (atomic bombs and hydrogen bombs) for defence purposes cannot be relegated. Students taking this course are expected to have taken CHE 305 and had some good background in analytical chemistry.
This course is an advanced analytical chemistry course which covers topics such as theory of error it relates to data handling; potentiometric and pH methods; conductometric methods;electrolytic methods;radiochemical methods and chromatography.
This course deals with the chemistry of compounds that contain heteroatoms in the ring, their syntheses, reactions and uses in drug production. The heterocycles to be studied include, the five and six membered monocycles and the fused heterocycles.
This course focuses on the definitions and understanding the principles involved in formation of complex compounds. It considers the recognition and application of coordination compounds, Nomenclature, Coordination formula and Isomerism in complexes. it introduces the concepts of Stereochemistry, Theories of structure and bonding in complex molecules. Physical methods of structural investigation, Magnetic properties, Absorbtion and vibrational spectra are reviewed. The spectrochemical and Nephelauxetic series and the John - Teller distortion are considered in line with Stabilization of unusual oxidation state by complex formation. Thermodynamic stability of complexes compounds, the stability constant, the chelate effect on complexes are investigated. Students will be guided through the steps in Preparation and reactions of complexes. Kinetics and mechanisms of complex reactions are explored.
Chemistry 413 is designed for students in Chemistry with a view to fostering their understanding on the definition, properties, classification and characteristics of non â€“aqueous solvents, salvation of metals, and effect of solvent properties on chemical reaction, non â€“ aqueous titration and application of non â€“ aqueous titration in function group analysis.
This course is an inorganic chemistry course and it focuses mainly on the chemistry of the fourteen elements after lanthanum, regarded as the lanthanides; and the fourteen elements after actinium known as the actinides. Topics to be covered include the inner transition elements and their position in the periodic table; their extraction; methods of preparation and uses; oxidation states; chemical properties; color and spectra properties; magnetic properties; size contraction and a comparison of the two series.
Natural products chemistry deals with the identification, extraction and eventual modification of compounds that are of natural origin - plants, animals, and bacteria - for pharmaceutical use and for other purposes. Students taking this course are expected to have taken CHE 306 and had some prior knowledge and know-how of techniques and methodologies for the isolation and purification methods of organic compounds. These and the instrumental characterization techniques of IR, NMR, Mass Spectroscopy, Liquid and Gas Chromatography are applied in studying compounds of interest. Topics that are covered include general methods of isolation, separation, purification, and structure determination of the natural products. Students are also guided through the basic secondary metabolic pathways that yield the terpenoids, alkaloids, prostaglandins and chlorophyll. The synthesis and biogenesis of these natural products are also discussed.
Food Chemistry is the major aspect of food science,it is the science that deals with the compositions and properties of food and the chemical changes that it undergoes.The topics to cover include occurrence, structures and functions of carbohydrates,proteins,fats and oils,their physical and chemical properties.Starch behaviour during baking and staling of bread.Glucose syrup,chemistry of enzymatic and non-enzymatic products,ripening and maturation of fruits,pectic substances and their uses.Others include the chemistry of fermentation processes in food industry,effects of enzymes in foods and enzymatic and non-enzsymatic browning.
This course is one of Studentâ€™s Industrial Work Experience (SIWES) programmes. Students are expected to undergo six months industrial training in industries that are relevant to their disciplines and vocation. This training occurs in the second semester of the fourth year of studentsâ€™ five -year course in the university. The student records his/her weekly activities at the industry in a duly authenticated Log book. The Industry- based supervisor assesses and grades the student on the work carried out under his supervision.
This course is one of Studentâ€™s Industrial Work Experience (SIWES) programmes. In the SIWES programme students are expected to undergo six months industrial training in industries which are relevant to their disciplines and vocation. This training occurs in the second semester of the fourth year of studentsâ€™ five -year course in the university. FUTA supervisors are expected to visit the students in the industries where they are being trained. FUTA supervisors are to grade the students record of work for assessment during the SIWES period.
This course is one of Studentâ€™s Industrial Work Experience (SIWES) programmes. In the SIWES programme, students are expected to undergo six months industrial training in industries which are relevant to their disciplines and vocation. This training occurs in the second semester of the fourth year of studentsâ€™ five -year course in the university. Students are expected to write a report of their work experience at the industries where they were trained. The written reports are submitted at the beginning of the first semester of their final year (the fifth year) in the university for grading. The students are also to present a seminar on their SIWES programme in the department upon return from their industrial training.