Special Topic Chemistry (CHEM -204)

Introduction to course

  • Biomolecules
  • Simple Heterocycles
  • Introduction to Spectroscopy
  • Surface Phenomena
  • Colloids
  • Nuclear Chemistry
  • Modern Materials
  • Chemical Industries

Course pre-requisites (if any)

  • The prerequisites is the Physical Chemistry (CHEM 181), Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 161) and Organic Chemistry (CHEM 271) in minimum grade “C” or better.

Learning outcomes

This course is a blend of Industrial, Nuclear, Analytical and Biochemistry. Student will be able to learn the basic knowledge of biomolecules and simple heterocycles. In this course there is an introduction to spectroscopic techniques which will be helpful in future research work. Basics of surface chemistry, colloids, nuclear chemistry and modern material chemistry like ceramics, fiber glass etc. will be useful for learners to know the nature and mechanism of phenomenon. Nuclear chemistry is another new area of studies where students get a firsthand knowledge about nuclear fusion and fission reactions and transformation of one radioisotope into other with the emission of radiations. The theoretical portion of the course aims to be familiar with various industries like glass, cement, fertilizer and metallurgy. In addition to it, a detail study of unit operations in chemical industry and metallurgy can be a beneficial study for new learners who are ambitious for study of applied chemistry.

Textbooks to be used for the course

  • Voet, D. R and Voet, J. G. Biochemistry, 5th Edition John Wiley & Sons, NY (2016).
  • Arnikar, H.J. Nuclear Chemistry. 4th Krishna Prakashan Media (P) Ltd. (2010).
  • Gurdeep R. “Advanced Physical Chemistry”, 4th Krishna Prakashan Media (P) Ltd. Delhi(2016).
  • Shaheen, M. A., Paracha, R. N, Jilani, Manual of Practical Chemistry Vol. IV, Jilani Notes,Sargodha, (2016).

    Description of system of Evaluation (Exam, assignments etc)

  • Attendance                         5  (Minimum 75% attendance is necessary to appear in the exams)
  • Behaviour                           5
  • Assignment & presentation  5
  • Mid Term Exam                  30%
  • Project/Practical work:        10%
  • Final exam:                        45%

    Detailed lesson plans for each lecture (Weekly/Week wise)

    Week 1

    Carbohydrates, Proteins

    Week 2

    Lipids, Nucleic acids

    Week 3

    Importance, Nomenclature, Properties, Synthesis and reactions of simple heterocycles

    Week 4

    Introduction to spectroscopy, Ultraviolet-Visible Spectroscopy

    Week 5

    Ultraviolet-Visible Spectroscopy

    Week 6

    Infrared Spectroscopy

    Week 7

    Physiosorption and Chemisorption

    Week 8

    Isotherms, types, properties, preparation and applications of colloids

    Week 9

    Mid Term Examination

    Week 10

    Radioactivity; stability of nuclei, Nuclear transformation, Measurementof nuclear radiation

    Week 11

    Nuclear reactions, Fission and Fusion, Nuclear reactor

    Week 12

    , Uses of radioisotopes, Nuclear hazards and safety measures

    Week 13

    Introduction to liquid crystals, Inorganic polymers

    Week 14

    Ceramics, Composite materials

    Week 15

    Fiber glass, Thin films, Semiconductors

    Week 16

    Glass industry, Cement industry

    Week 17

    Metallurgy of Aluminum, Manufacturing of Sulphuric acid, Nitric acid

    Week 18

    Final Term Examination

  • Key dates and time of class meetings

  • Semester Start : 27th January 2020

  • BS Zoo 4th SS (2018 - 2022)
  • Monday       12.00-1.00 pm
  • Monday        02.00-0.00 pm  (Practical)
  • Tuesday       12.00-1.00 pm
  • wednesday   12.00-1.00 pm


Course Material