BE/B.Tech First Year Chemistry Syllabus
Periods/week : 3 Periods & 1 Tut /week. Ses. : 30 Exam : 70
Examination (Practical): 3hrs. Credits: 4
1. Water Chemistry and Pollution
Water Chemistry : Sources of water – impurities – Hardness and its determination – W.H.O. limits . Boiler troubles and their removal. Water softening methods – Lime soda,Zeolite and Ion exchange. Municipal water treatment – Break pont chlorination. Desalination of sea water – Electrodialysis and Reverse osmosis methods.
Water Pollution : Source – BOD-COD-Sewage treatment – preliminary, primary, secondary and tertiary.
Air Pollution : Source – Air pollutants – CO, Sox, NOx, Hydrocarbons and particulates, Acid rain – Green house effect – Control of air pollution (General)
2. Solid state Chemistry:
Classification of solids – types of crystals – properties – imperfections in crystals, Band theory of solids, Chemistry of semiconductors – Intrinsic, Extrinsic, Compound and defect, Organic semiconductors and superconductivity, Purification of solids by zone refining – Single crystal growth – Epitaxial growth, Elementary ideas on liquid crystals.
3. Energy Sources
Thermal Energy : Coal – Ranking of coal – analysis (proximate and ultimate) Calorific value and determination (Bomb calorimeter method) – COKE- Manufacture- Otto Hoffmann’s process – Applications
Chemical Energy : Electrode potential – Calomel electrode – Galvanic cells – Primary secondary – Acid and alkaline cells – Fuel cells.
Nuclear Energy : Fission and fusion – Power reactors – Atomic pile applications.
Solar Energy : Methods of utilization – Thermal conversion – Liquid Flat – Plate collector – Photovoltaic conversion – Solar Cell – Applications.
4. Corrosion Chemistry
Origin and theories of corrosion – Types of corrosion – Factors affecting corrosion – Corrosion control methods, Protective coatings – Metallic coatings – Chemical conversion coatings – Phosphate, Chromate, Anodized, Organic coating – Paints – Special paints – Varnishes and lacquers.
5. Fuels and Lubricants
Petroleum – Refining – Motor fuels – Petrol and Diesel Oil – Knocking – Octane number – Cetane number, Synthetic petrol – Fisher – Tropsch and bergius methods, LPG and CNG – Applications, Rocket fuels – Propellants – Classification.
Lubricants : Classification – Mechanism – Properties of lubricating oils – Selection of lubricants for Engineering applications.
6. Polymers and Plastics
Definition – Types of polymerization – Mechanism of addition polymerization, Effect of polymer structure on properties, Plastics – Thermoplastic resins and thermosetting resins – Compounding of plastics – Fabrication of plastics, Preparation and properties of cellulose derivatives – Vinyl resins – Nylon (6, 6) – Backelites – Polycarbonates – Epoxy resins, Reinforced plastics, Conducting polymers, Engineering applications of polymers.
7. Building Materials
Portland Cement : Manufacture – Dry and wet process, Setting and hardening of cement – Cement concrete – RCC – Decay of concrete – Special cements.
Refractories : Classifications – Properties – Engineering applications
Ceramics : Classification – Properties – Uses
1. Engineering Chemistry, P.C. Jain and M. Jain – Dhanapathi Rai & Sons, Delhi.
2. A textbook of Engineering Chemistry, S.S. Dara – S. Chand & Co., New Delhi
3. Engineering Chemistry, B.K. Sharma – Krishna Prakashan, Meerut
4. A textbook of Engineering Chemistry, Balasubramanian et al. – Allied Publishers
5. Material Science and Engineering V. Raghavan – Prentice-Hall India Ltd.