GTU I SEM Chemistry Syllabus
1. Water Technology :
Introduction, sources of water Impurities in water, hard and soft water, Degree of
hardness, Types of hardness, Scale and sludge formation in boiler Boiler corrosion.
Caustic embrittlements, Priming and Foaming, Softening of water. Potable water,
Break point of chlorination, Desalination of Brackish water etc.
2. Metals and alloys :
Introduction, Physical properties of metals, cast iron, wrought iron, steel, Heat
treatment of steel. Definition of alloy, purpose of making alloys. Classification of alloys.
Alloys of steel and its applications. Non-Ferrous alloys and its industrial applications.
3. Corrosion and its inhibition :
Introduction, Theories of corrosion, Types of corrosion, Protection of metals from
corrosion – organic and inorganic materials, Inhibitors, Cathodic protection.
4. Fuels and Combustion :
Definition, types of fuel – solids, liquids, gaseous and Nucleon fuels. Calorifio
Value, Characteristics of good fuel. Solid fuels – coal, coke. Analysis of coal – ultimate
and proximate Liquid fuel – Petroleum. Refining of Petroleum by Fractional distillation.
Gaseous fuel – coal-gas, bio gas produces gas and water gas. L.P.G. & CNG.
5. Lubricants :
Definition : Types of lubrication, classification of lubricants and their properties.
Functions of lubricants.
6. Cements :
Introduction Manufacturing of Lime, Gypsum and Cement and their properties.
Manufacturing of Portland cement, chemical composition of cement chemical
constituents of Portland cement, Setting and hardening of cement.
7. Polymers and Plastics :
Introduction, Definition of Polymer. Types of Polymers, Types of Polymerization
reactions and their mechanism. Plastics, Classification of plastics – Thermo plastics
and Thermo setting plastics. Molding constituents of plastics Engineering properties
and uses of plastics.
Definition of Rubber, Types of Rubber, Vulcanization of rubber. Application of
8. Multidisciplinary nature of Environment Study :
Introduction, Nature of environment and its problem due to over utilization of
natural sources. Environmental degradation Green house effect, acid rain, Ozone
depletion, Photochemical smog. Environmental problems in India, Environment
management and laws. Public awareness. Gujarat Technological University B.E Sem I 3
9. Natural and Synthetic Fibers :
Introduction Definition of Fiber, Types of fibers – Natural, semi synthetic,
synthetic fibers. Physical properties of fibers. Essential requirement for fiber for
formation. Preparation, properties and uses of Cellulose acetic, Viscose Rayon, Nylon,
Polyesters acrylic, Glass fibers etc. Differentiate between wool and silk fibers. Spinning
processes – Melt and Wet spinning.
10. Chemical aspect of Biotechnology :
Definition, Benefits through biotechnology – Agriculture, Food quality, Medicines
etc. Fermentation, Fermentation processes, Enzymes and its application in industries.
Bio fuels and Bio membrane.
11. Protective Coatings :
Introduction, Types of protective coatings – metallic, chemical, organic,
electroplating. Paints and varnishes – Ingredients, properties and uses, Enamels,
12. Renewable and Non-renewable energy of sources :
Resources of energy, Appraisal resources problems, classification of Natural and
renewable resources. Destruction and Conservation.
13. Refractories, Abrasives and Insulators :
Definitions of refractories, Abrasives and insulators. Properties of refractories.
Classification of refractories.
Classification, properties and uses of abrasives. Classification, properties and
uses of Insulators.
14. Analytical Techniques :
Introduction Types of analysis – Physical, Chemical and instrumentation.
Physical analysis – Specific gravity, Melting point, Boiling point, Crystallization.
Purification of compounds etc. Chemical analysis – Quantitative and Qualitative
analysis of organic and inorganic compounds.
Instrumental analysis – Spectroscopic, Chromatographic PH measurement,
Conductinity, Turbidity etc.
• The topics No. 12, 13 and 14 are to be taught during practical hours as a part of
1. Engineering Chemistry by Jain and Jain Publisher Dhanpat Rai Publishing Co.
2. Engineering Chemistry by Dr. O.P. Agrawal Khanna Publishers Delhi
3. Engineering Chemistry by N. Krishnamurthy, P. Vallinaygam and D. Madhavan
Publisher – Prentice – Hall of India Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi
4. Engineering Chemistry by R. Gopalan, D. Venkappaya and Sulochana Nagarjan
5. Engineering Chemistry by C. Parameswara Murthy, C.V. Agrawal and Andra Naidu,
B.S. Publication, Hyderabad – A.P. Gujarat Technological University B.E Sem I 4
6. Environmental Science by Y. Anjaneyulu B.S. Publishers, Hyderabad – A.P.
7. Environmental Studies and Disaster Management by S.G. Shah, S.G. Shah and
8. Engineering Chemistry by B. Sivsankar The M.C. Grawhill Companies, New Delhi