Chemistry NIT Jalandhar
Dr B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology
Jalandhar - 144 011, Punjab, India

Chemistry NIT Jalandhar
Department of Chemistry

B.Tech 1st Year, Chemistry (Theory & Practicals) CY-101 and CY-102

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1. Solid State and Distribution Law: Introduction to Solid State Chemistry, Law of rational indices, Miller indices, Interplaner spacing, X-ray diffraction, Nernst distribution law, Applications of distribution law: solvent extraction.
2. Chemical and Phase Equlibria: Phase diagram for single component system, carbon dioxide system, sulphur system, carbon system, helium system, Two component systems: Pb-Ag system, Bi-Cd system, Kl-H2O system, Freezing mixtures, Azeotropic mixtures, solubility of partially miscible liquids.
3. Spectroscopic Studies of Materials: Lambert-Beers Law, Principles and applications of U. V. Visible, Molecular Absorption Spectroscopy, Chromophores, Effect of conjugation on chromophores, Absorption by aromatic systems, Rotational and Vibrational spectroscopy: Principles and application to simple molecules, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy: Principles and application to simple molecules and Introduction to Photoelectron Spectroscopy.
4. Organic Reactions and Reagents: Oxidation of hydrocarbons, Oxidation of alcohols (chromic acid), oxidation of carbon-carbon double bonds (sharpless epoxidation) including Palladium-catalyzed oxidation, oxidation of ketones (Baeyer-Villiger oxidation). Catalytic hydrogenation, homogeneous hydrogenation (Wilkinsons catalyst), Reduction by dissolving metals (Birch reduction), Reduction by hydride-transfer reagents (NaBH4), Reduction with boranes (BF3).
5. Coordination Complexes: Crystal field theory of octahedral and tetrahedral complexes, Spectrochemical series, High spin and low spin complexes. Charge transfer spectra, John- Teller effect, colour & magnetic properties.
6. Biological Inorganic Chemistry: Oxygen transport and storage-Myoglobin, Hemoglobin, The chemistry of elements in medicine – chelation therapy, Cancer treatment, Anti-arthritis drugs, contributions of individual elements to biological systems.
7. Nano-science and Technology: Introduction to Nano-science and technology, Self Assembly, Lithography, Soft Lithography, Dip pen nanolithography, CNTs, bio-nanoinformation, Applications in microelectronics.
8. Conducting Polymers: Introduction, types, n-doping, p-doping, some specific examples of conducting polymers, conducting polymers – a comparison between metals and CPs, applications in diversified fields.
1. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (6th edition), F. A. Cotton and G. Wilkinson, John Wiley and Sons, 2003.
2. Inorganic Chemistry (4th edition), D. F. Shrives and P. W. Atkins, Oxford University, Oxford, 2006.
3. Modern Methods of Organic Synthesis (3rd edition), W. Carruthers, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge Low Price editions) 1986, Reprinted 2004.
4. Reactions, Rearrangements and Reagents (4th edition), S. N. Sanyal, Bharti Bhawan (P & D), 2003.
5. Polymer Science and Technology (2nd Edition), P. Ghosh, Tata McGRAW Hill, 2008.
6. Applications of Absorption Spectroscopy of Organic Compounds (4th edition), John R. Dyer, Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd., 1978.
7. Introduction to Nanotechnology, C. P. Poole Jr. , F. J. Owens, Wiley Interscience, 2003.
8. Nanotechnology Science, Innovation and Opportunity, L. E. Foster, Pearson Education, 2007.
9. Spectroscopic Methods in Organic Chemistry (4th Edition), Williams & Fleming, Tata McGRAW Hill, 2003.

  Chemistry Laboratory (CY-102) L    T    P    C
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1. To draw the phase diagram of lead-in binary system.
2. To study the adsorption of acetic acid on activated charcoal.
3. To verify Bears law for a coloured solution and to determine the concentration of a given unknown solution.
4. Determine the partition coefficient of iodine between carbon tetrachloride and water.
5. Determine the viscosity of a given liquid by Oswalds viscometer.
6. To determine the molecular weight of a given compound by cryoscopy.
7. Isolation of caffeine from tea leaves.
8. To synthesize paracitamol and determine percentage yield of the product.
9. To synthesize Phenol and Urea formaldehyde resin.
10. Thin layer-chromatographic separations of amino acids/organic molecules.
11. Determination of ion-exchange capacity of a given ion-exchange (cationic/Anionic).
12. Determination of COD of water sample.
13. To draw the pH-titration curve of strong acid vs strong base.
14. To determine concentration of trace metals by atomic absorption spectrophotometer.
15. An investigatory project (compulsory for all students).