Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : CY1101 : Chemistry {2-1-0 / 3}
Subject Nature : Theory
Coordinator : Prof. Rupam Dinda


Physical Chemistry:
Rate equation, empirical chemical kinetics, methods of determination of order of a reaction, examples and rate equations, Complex reactions, opposing, consecutive and parallel reaction. Concept of steady state approximation, chain reaction (free radical), temperature dependence of rate constants, Arrhenius theory, concept of activation energy, Theories of reaction rates, Enzymatic catalysis, Michaelis-Menten equation, competitive, non-comeptitive and uncompetitive inhibition.
Inorganic Chemistry:
Schrodinger wave equation (origin of quantization), Interpretation of wave function (radial and angular), Hydrogen atom: concept of atomic and molecular orbitals, Structure, bonding and energy levels of diatomic molecules. Examples N2, O2, CO and HF. Chemical bonding: VB, VSEPR, MO theory, Werner’s coordination theory, Chelate Effect (Metal-EDTA complexes).
Organic Chemistry:
Chirality, Configuation and conformation, Geometrical isomerism, Optical isomerism, Enantiomers, Diastereomers, projection formulae, interconversion of projection formulas, D-L and R-S nomenclature (CIP rules), Erythro and threo nomenclature. dl- and meso compounds, Atropisomerism, Stereospecific and stereoselective reactions, Conformations vs reactivity of cycloalkanes.

Course Objectives

  1. To provide a basic understanding of chemistry to the first year engineering students.

Course Outcomes

Students will understand how fundamental chemical principles affect atomic, electronic and thermodynamic properties of matter.
Students would be able to relate basic chemical principles with materials used in daily life.
Students will be able to identify the relationship between chemistry and industry.

Essential Reading

  1. P. W. Atkins., Elements of Physical Chemistry, Oxford University Press, 2007.
  2. F. A. Carey, R. M. Guuliano., Organic Chemistry, Mcgraw-Hill, 6th edition, 2006.

Supplementary Reading

  1. J.D. Lee, Concise Inorganic Chemistry, Blackwell Publishing, 2008
  2. C. N. Banwell, E. N. McCash, Fundamentals of molecular spectroscopy, Tata McGraw-Hill Education, 1994.

Journal and Conferences

  1. Chemistry Journal
  2. Chemistry Conference