Course Name: 


Credits (L-T-P): 




(April - August 2021)

1) Course Code: CY 110 2) Course Title: Chemistry 3) L-T-P: 3-0-0. (3) 4) Credit:03

5) Pre-requisite:Nil     6) Course category: B.Sc. 7) Teaching Department:Chemistry Course for: I/II Semester B.Tech.

Objectives of the course:

  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.


Skill development of the student expected from the course:

  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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Lecture hours


Electrochemistry 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, Factors affecting the nature of deposit, Methods of cleaning base metal; Electroplating of copper; Electroless plating of copper- PCB preparation.



Corrosion Science

Theory of electrochemical corrosion, Factors affecting corrosion rate, Brief account on different forms ofcorrosion– General, Galvanic corrosion, and Galvanic series, Differential aeration, Pitting, Stress and Micro-biological corrosions,Corrosioncontrolbypropermaterialselectionanddesign,protectivecoatings(metallic,inorganicand 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.



Semiconductor 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.



  1. B. R. Puri,L. R. Sharma and Madan S Pathania, Principles of Physical Chemistry, S.N. Chand & Co., Jalandhar, 31stEdn.1990.
  2. P. C. Jain and Monika Jain, Engineering Chemistry, Dhanpat Rai & Sons, Delhi, Revised 6thEdn.1996.
  3. J.C. Kuriacose, J. Rajaram, Chemistry in Engineering and Technology, Volume I/II, Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. Ltd.New Delhi,1988.
  4. R.V.Gadag & A. Nityananda Shetty, Engineering Chemistry, United Publishers, Mangalore 1993. Edn. & 1998Edn.
  5. F. W. Billmeyer, Text book of Polymer Chemistry, 3rd edition, John Wiley, London,1994.
  6. Gowariker et al., Polymer Science and Technology, Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi,1999.
  7. Douglas A Skoog, Principles of Instrumental analysis, Saunders College Publishing, Chicago,1985.
  8. G. Chatwal and S. Anand, Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis, S. D. Himalaya Publishing House,2000.
  9. Mars G. Fontana, Corrosion, McGraw – Hill Book Company, 1986.
  10. C. N. R. Rao, Chemistry of Nanomaterials, Volume I and II, Wiley Publication,1996.
  11. S. K. Gandhi, VLSI Fabrication Principles, Wiley Publications,1990.

Evaluation Plan: (ONLINE MODE)

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

The course will be evaluated in three components: Continuous evaluation, Mid Sem, and End SemTest.

The weightage for three components are as follows:

Continuous evaluation         : 60 Marks

Mid-TermTest                      : 15 Marks

End-TermTest                      : 25 Marks

As part of the continuous evaluation, FOUR quiz tests will be conducted, TWO in the first half and other TWO in the second half of the semester.

FOUR assignments will be given, TWO in the first half and other TWO in the second half of the semester.

The quiz, and assignment components will have 40 and 20 marks, respectively, making them to a total of 60 marks

The quiz test will be scheduled as follows:

Quiz Test-1: 4th week; May 11, 2021 (TUESDAY)     Quiz Test-2: 7th week; June 01, 2021 (TUESDAY)

Quiz Test-3: 12th week; July 06, 2021 (TUESDAY)     Quiz Test-4: 15th week; July 27, 2021 (TUESDAY)

Marks: 10 x 4 = 40, Timings: 17.30-17.40 PM


The Mid-Sem Test and End-Sem Test will be as per the schedule, given in the academic calendar. The assignment submission will be scheduled as follows:

Assignment-1: 4th week; May 15, 2021 (Saturday) 

Assignment-2: 7th week; June 05, 2021 (Saturday) 

Assignment-3: 12th week; july 03, 2021 (Saturday)

Assignment-4: 15th week; July 24, 2021 (Saturday)

Marks: 05 x 4 = 20,       Timings: 17.00 PM

The End-Sem test will be a comprehensive test including the entire syllabus of thecourse.

The Question papers of the Quiz tests, Mid-Sem and End-Sem tests will not have any choice.




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Secretary–DUGC                                                              Signature of HOD (Chairman -DUGC)


Date:13.04.2021                                                                 Department of Chemistry


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Department of Chemistry, NITK, Surathkal

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Karnataka, India.

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