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1) Course Code:CY110   2) CourseTitle:Chemistry      3) L-T-P:3-0-0.(3)      4) Credit:03

5) Pre-requisite:Nil         6) Coursecategory:BSc       7) Teaching Department:Chemistry

  1. Course for: I/II Semester B.Tech.

9)Objectives of thecourse:

  1. To get comprehensive knowledge on fundamentals of Electrochemistry, electroplating,eletroless-plating.
  2. To learn fundamental of corrosion process and its control by differentmethods.
  3. To understand some basic concepts of fuel and different sources ofenergy.
  4. To know the fundamentals of semiconductor chemistry, Nanomaterials and greenchemistry.
  5. To grasp the knowledge of basics of polymer chemistry and advancedpolymers.
  6. To get knowledge about quality of water for industrial application, and water purificationmethods.

10)Skill development of the student expected from thecourse:

  1. Development of basic knowledge of electrochemistry, electroplating,eletroless-plating.
  2. Understanding of theoretical background of corrosion and methods of its control inindustries.
  3. Understanding the basic concepts of fuel, their sources and relateduses.
  4. Acquisition of comprehensive knowledge of semiconductor chemistry, chemistry of nanomaterials and greenchemistry.
  5. Exposuretodifferenttypesofpolymerizationreaction,knowledgeofadvancepolymersandselectionofmaterialsforvarious applications.
  6. Understanding of chemical principles relevant to purification of water for industrialapplications..
  7. Course coverage: Lecture Schedule- 42 hours

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Electrochemi stry and its applications

Introduction to single electrode potential, Derivation of Nernst equation, electrochemical series, types of electrodes, Calomel electrode, glass electrode, Polarization, Decomposition potential, Overvoltage; Electroplating, Theory, Factorsaffectingthenatureofdeposit,Methodsofcleaningbasemetal;Electroplatingofcopper;Electrolessplating of copper- PCBpreparation.



Corrosion Science

Theory of electrochemical corrosion, Factors affecting corrosion rate, Brief account on different forms ofcorrosion


corrosions, Corrosion control by proper material selection and design, protective coatings (metallic, inorganic and organic), Inhibitors, Cathodic and Anodic protection, Measurement of corrosion rate by weight loss method.



Nano- materials

Introduction to nanomaterials, general properties: comparison with bulk materials, size effects. General methods of preparation: CVD, pulsed laser deposition, sol-gel, hydrothermal. Nanocarbon: types, preparation, properties and

application. ZnO and TiO2 nanostructures: preparation, properties and applications.



Water Technology

Hardness of water, Boiler troubles, Scale & Sludge formation, Priming & foaming, Boiler corrosion by dissolved

gases, MgCl2, Caustic embrittlement, Internal treatment – Phosphate, Calgon and EDTA conditioning, Softening of water by Hot lime soda process, Desalination of brackish water by Reverse osmosis and Electrodialysis.



Chemistry of Fuels

Classification of fuels, Calorific value, Determination of CV using Bomb calorimeter and Boy’s calorimeter; Theoretical calculation of CV, Coal and its analysis - Ultimate and Proximate analysis; Liquid fuels, Fluidized bed

catalytic cracking, Synthetic petrol by Fischer-Tropsch process; Power alcohol; Biodiesel, Hydrogen as a source of energy.



Polymer Science

Basic definitions, Classification, Mechanism of addition polymerization (free radical, cationic and anionic), Condensation polymerization and Coordination polymerization (Zeigler Natta catalyst); copolymerization – Alternate, random, Block and Graft; Degree of polymerization, Molecular weights of polymers, Number average, Weight average, Methods of polymerization – Bulk, solution, Suspension, and Emulsion polymerization; Glass transition temperature, Factors affecting Tg; Effect of polymer structure on properties; Natural rubber, Compounding of rubber, Vulcanization of rubber, Synthetic rubber, Preparation, Properties and Uses of SBR and Silicone rubbers;

Conducting polymers, Biodegradable polymers.



Semiconduct or Chemistry

Production of electronic grade silicon, CZ and FZ methods, Doping, Epitaxy and Etching.



Green Chemistry

Principles of green chemistry (statements with brief explanation), Atom economy & E-factor, Conventional and Green synthesis of Ibuprofen.



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  1. P. C. Jain and Monika Jain, Engineering Chemistry, Dhanpat Rai & Sons, Delhi, Revised 6thEdn.1996.
    1. J.C. Kuriacose, J. Rajaram, Chemistry in Engineering and Technology, Volume I/II, Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. Ltd.New Delhi,1988.
  2. R.V.Gadag & A. Nityananda Shetty, Engineering Chemistry, United Publishers, Mangalore 1993. Edn. & 1998Edn.
  3. F. W. Billmeyer, Text book of Polymer Chemistry, 3rd edition, John Wiley, London,1994.
  4. Gowariker et al., Polymer Science and Technology, Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi,1999.
  5. Douglas A Skoog, Principles of Instrumental analysis, Saunders College Publishing, Chicago,1985.
  6. G. Chatwal and S. Anand, Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis, S. D. Himalaya Publishing House,2000.
  7. Mars G. Fontana, Corrosion, McGraw – Hill Book Company, 1986.
  8. C. N. R. Rao, Chemistry of Nanomaterials, Volume I and II, Wiley Publication,1996.
  9. S. K. Gandhi, VLSI Fabrication Principles, Wiley Publications,1990.
    1. Evaluation Plan:

Evaluation plan (weightage for each component as per the regulations) is as follows:

  1. The course will be evaluated in three components: Continuous evaluation, Mid Sem, and End SemTest.
  2. The weightage for three components are asfollows:

Continuousevaluation         : 35 Marks MidTermTest         : 25Marks

EndTermTest                     : 40Marks

  1. As part of the continuousevaluation
  2. TWO Quiz tests for 15 Marks each will be conducted (one in the first half and the other in the second half of thesemester.
  3. Two assignments will be given, one in the first half and other in the second half of thesemester.
  4. The quiz test and assignment components will have 30 and 05 marks respectively, making them to a total of 35 marks
  5. The quiz test will be scheduled asfollows:

Quiz Test-1: 6th week;  3rd  September, 2019(TUESDAY)

Quiz Test-2: 13th week; 5th  November, 2019(TUESDAY)

The Mid-Sem Test and End-Sem Test will be conducted in 50 and 80 Marks, respectively, as per the schedule given in the academic calendar.

  1. The End-Sem test will be a comprehensive test including the entire syllabus of thecourse.
  2. The Question papers of the quiz tests, Mid-Sem and End-Sem tests will not have anyChoice.

Secretary–DUGC                                                               Signature of HOD (Chairman - DUGC) Date: 5 – 8–2019                                                        Department ofChemistry


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Department of Chemistry, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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