Chemistry Syllabus for 1st Year
Part A: Conceptual Chemistry
1. Molecular Structure and Bonding: The VSEPR model, Valence-bond theory, Molecular orbital
theory, molecular orbitals of polyatomic molecules, The molecular orbital theory of solids, Semi
conduction and Superconduction. 4
2. Redox Behavior and its Implications: Reduction Potentials, Redox stability in water, The
diagrammatic presentation of potential data, The effect of complex formation on potentials. 3
3. Chemical and Phase Equlibria: Phase diagram for single component system, Phase diagram for
mixtures, Properties of non-electrolyte solutions, Kinds of Electrodes, Concentration Cells,
Corrosion of Metals in Acids, Corrosion by oxygen, Corrosion by Metal contact, The Lead storage
cell and Fuel Cell. 5
4. Chemical Response to Photons: Laws of Photochemistry, Photo physical processes, Fluorescence
and Phosphorescence, Flash photeolysis, Photochemical reactions: Photolysis of HI, Photochemical
reaction between H2 and Br2, Photosensitized reactions and photocleavage of water. 3
5. Probes (Tools) for Structural Elucidation: Lambert Beer’s Law, Principles and applications of
U.V.Visible Molecular Absorption Spectroscopy; Chromophores, Effect of Conjugation on
Chromophores, Absorption by aromatic systems, Rotational and Vibrational Spectroscopy-
Principles and application to simple molecules, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy-Principles and
Application to simple molecules and Introduction to Photoelectron Spectroscopy. 5
6. Coordination Bond and its Implications: Bonding in tetrahedral and octahedral Complexes,
Applications in analytical chemistry, Biological system, Catalysis and Sandwich Compounds,
Oxygen Storage and Transport. 4
7. Thermodynamic and Kinetic Aspects of Chemical Conversion: Free Energy and its Implications
in occurrence of a Chemical Reaction, Kinetic Aspects of Occurrence of a Chemical Reaction and
Examples of Significant Chemical Reactions. 4
8. Solid State, Adsorption and Diffusion: Introduction to Solid State Chemistry, Physical and
Chemical Adsorption, Theories of Adsorption, Adsorption Isotherms, Laws of Diffusion and its
implications, Nernst Distribution Law and Solvent Extraction. 3
9. Basic Principles of Organic Synthesis: Substitution, Elimination, Addition and Rearrangement
Reactions, Reagents used in organic synthesis. 4
Part B: Chemistry in the Service of Society (Illustrative Examples and application Only)
Building and Construction Materials(1), Health and Medicine(2), Materials for Electronics(1), Material for
Transport Technology(1), Materials for Energy Devices(2), Environment-Pollution Monitoring and
Control(2) and Catalysis and catalyst Development(1).
1. Shriver D F and Atkin A W, “lnorganic Chemistry” 3rd Ed., ELBS, Oxford Press, Delhi (1999).
2. Castellan G W “Physical Chemistry” 3rd Ed., Narosa (1995).
3. Morrison R T and Boy R N “Organic Chemistry”, 6th Ed., Pearson Education, New Delhi (2002).
4. Skoog D A, Holles F J and Mieman T. A., “Principles of Instrumental Analysis”, 5th Ed., Hercaurt Asia
PTE Ltd. Singapore (2001).
5. Hill J W “Chemistry for Changing times” 6th Ed., Macmillan, Canada (1995).
CH-102 Chemistry Laboratory [0 0 2 1]
1. To draw the phase diagram of lead-in binary system.
2. To study the adsorption of acetic acid on activated charcoal.
3. To verify Bear’s law for a coloured solution and to determine the concentration of a given unknown solution.
4. Determine the partition coefficient of iodine between carbon tetrachloride and water.
5. Determine the viscosity of a given liquid by Oswald’s viscometer.
6. To determine the molecular weight of a given compound by cryoscopy.
7. Isolation of caffeine from tea leaves
8. To Synthesize paracitamol and determine percentage yield of the product.
9. To synthesize Phenol and Urea formaldehyde resin.
10. Thin layer-chromatographic separations of amino acids/organic molecules.
11. Determination of ion-exchange capacity of a given ion-exchanger (cationic /Anionic).
12. Determination of COD of water sample.
13. To draw the pH-titration curve of strong acid vs strong base.
14. To determine concentration of trace metals by atomic absorption spectrophotometer.
15. An investigatory project (compulsory for all students).