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The department of  chemistry of BK College started functioning in the year 1965 with three pre-degree science batches. The department was upgraded in 1993 by starting BSc. Chemistry (Main). MSc. Chemistry (self financing) started in the year 2003.

The department is blessed with three regular(permanent) faculty and 8 guest lecturers. All are well qualified, resourceful and I.T enabled. The department has well equipped  laboratory both for pg and ug along with department library and a computer centre. The department has collaborations with the School of Environmental Science,M.G University, School of Chemical Sciences, M.G University, Travancore Cements..etc to name a few, so as to do project work for the students for the partial fulfilment of their M.Sc programme. The department believes in go green practices and takes immense effort to create awareness in the locality regarding the importance of waste disposal of plastic materials.

Programme Specific Outcome (PSO)

1. Enables to acquire professional skills for a productive career.

2. Enable to pursue higher studies in chemistry and Instills a research oriented mindset.

3. Monitoring /maintaining records &data

4. Ability to develop and validate new methods.

5. Have a sound Scientific &Technical knowledge.

6. Data Handling skills and Safe handling of chemicals.

7. Be familiar with different areas of chemistry and be able to apply Chemistry in real life situation.

8. Develop analytical skills and achieves an objective mindset and sharp observation skills.

9. Be able to plan and carryout experiments and to interpret experimental outcomes

10. Capable of carrying out salt analysis, organic compounds detection, identification and             estimation of various compounds.

11. Have the capacity to independently think and analyze contexts.

12. Helps to be equipped for a career in chemical industries.

POs that the College envisions for her students as they leave her portals…

The POs are identified in keeping with the Vision and Mission of the College and in close conformity with the Motto of the College Accendere Lumen.

1. Domain Knowledge

2. Communicative competence

3. Critical Acumen

4. Aptitude for Lifelong learning

5. Self Esteem/Confidence

6. Team Skills & Competitive Edge

7. Humane Values, Sound Ethical Base, Other Oriented Perspective

8. Gender Consciousness/Gender-Role Acceptance

9. Respect for the Country & Spirit of Nationhood

10. Eco-consciousness



COURSE OUTCOME

B.Sc CHEMISTRY(CORE COUSES)

SEMESTER VI

CH6CRT09:INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

  1. To study the properties ,preparation &reactions of various co-ordination compounds& organo metallic compounds.
  2. To understand the applications of bio-inorganic compounds.
  3. To study inter halogen compounds.
  4. To study the compounds of p-block elements.

CH6CRP03:QUALITATIVE  INORGANIC ANALYSIS

  1. To study inorganic qualitative analysis.
  2. Analyse systematically the cations and anions present in a salt.

CH6CRT10: ORGANIC CHEMISTRY -IV

                        1. To study the chemistry, structure and functions of different

                            natural products like carbohydrate, aminoacids, proteins, vitamins, lipids,

                         steroids and nucleic  acids                           

                       2. To understand supramolecular chemistry

CH6CRP04-ORGANIC PREPARATION AND LABORATORY TECHNIQUES

  1. To understand distillation techniques.
  2. To separate two organic compounds using TLC.
  3. To study the preparation of different organic compounds from other compounds.
  4. To study different dilution techniques in solution preparation.
  5. To study recrystalisation and solvent extraction techniques.

CH6CRT11:PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY-III

  1. To study different laws of thermodynamics.
  2. To study the rate of different reactions.
  3. To study the phase diagram of one, two and three component systems.

4.    To study catalysis.

CH6CRP05: PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY PRACTICALS

  1. To study critical solution temperature of phenol water system.
  2. To determine the molecular weight of compounds by Rast’s method.
  3. To determine equivalence point of potentiometric and conductometric titrations.
  4. To determine the rate constant of different reactions.
  5. To study heat of neutralization&heat of solution.
  6. To study transition temperature.
  7. To study percentage composition of mixture viscometrically.

CH6CRT12 : PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY_IV

  1. To study the behaviour of binary liquids mixtures, CST, azeotropes, colligative properties.
  2. To study the solubility of gases in liquids.
  3. To study acids, bases, pH and buffer solutions.
  4. To study the electric properties of ions in solution.
  5.  To understand photo reactions.
  6. To study group theory

CH6CRP06:GRAVIMETRIC ANALYSIS

  1.   To understand gravimetric analysis.
    1. To estimate different compounds gravimetrically.

CHOICE BASED COURSE

CH6CBT03 : SOIL&AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY

                  1.To study various plant nutrients.

2.To study the components in lithosphere.

3.To study origin of soil.

SEMESTER V

CH5CRT05: ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES&HUMAN RIGHTS

  1. To study the scope of environmental studies.
  2. To study ecosystem
  3. To study air,soil &water pollution.
  4. To study toxic effects of various metals.

CH5CRT06: ORGANIC CHEMISTRY –III

  1. To study the preparation and properties of nitro compounds, amines, dyes, organic polymers, soaps, detergents ,organic reagents &heterocyclic compounds
  2.  To understand Drugs ,dyes &polymers.

CH5CRT07:PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY –I

         1.To study the properties of solids,liquids &gases.

         2.To study the intermolecular forces in liquids.

   3.To study the properties and liquefaction of gases.

   4.To study adsorption.

CH5CRT08:PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY-II

  1. To differentiate between classical mechanics and quantum mechanics.
  2. To study the postulates of quantum mechanics.
  3. To study the principle and applications of microwave, IR, Raman , electronic, NMR and mass spectrometry.

OPEN COURSE

CH5OPT01:CHEMISTRY IN EVERYDAY LIFE

1.To study different food additives,soaps ,detergents,plastics,dyes& drugs.

2.To study different nanomaterials.

3.To study different fertilizers.

 

SEMESTER IV

CH4CRT04:   ORGANIC CHEMISTRY-II

  1. To study the chemistry of alcohols, phenols, carboxylic acid, derivatives of carboxylic acids, sulphonic acids, carbonyl compounds, polynuclear hydrocarbons, active methylene compounds Grignard reagents.
  2. To study the reaction mechanism.

                               CH4CRP02: QUALITATIVE ORGANIC  ANALYSIS

  1. To determine the physical constants of solids and liquids.
  2. To study the reactions of various functional groups.
  3. To analyze systematically different functional groups.

SEMESTER III

CH3CRT03:ORGANIC CHEMISTRY-I

  1. To study aromaticity
  2. To study  stereochemistry of various compounds.
  3. To study different pericyclic reactions.

SEMESTER II

CH2CRT02:THEORETICAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

  1. To study various atom models.
  2. To study s&p block elements.
  3. To study the formation of various bonds.
  4. To study the geometry and hybridisation of various molecule.
  5. To study d&f block elements.
  6. To study molecular orbital theory.

CH2CRP01:  VOLUMETRIC ANALYSIS

  1. To estimate the concentration of various solution using acidimetry, alkalimetry, complexometry , permaganometry, dichrometry, iodimetry and iodometry.

SEMESTER I

CH1CRT01:GENERAL&ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

1 .To understand methodology of chemistry.

2.To understand periodic properties.

3.To study different analytical methods used in chemistry.

4.Evaluation of analytical data.

V &VI SEM (New)

1. CH5OPT01: CHEMISTRY IN EVERYDAY LIFE

2. CH5CRT05: ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES & HUMAN RIGHTS

3. CH5CRT06: ORGANIC CHEMISTRY –III

4. CH5CRT07: PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY –I

5. CH5CRT08: PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY-II

6. CH6CRT09: INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

7. CH6CRT10: ORGANIC CHEMISTRY -IV

8. CH6CRT11: PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY-III

9. CH6CRT12: PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY IV

10. CH6CBT03: SOIL&AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY

11. CH6CRP03: QUALITATIVE INORGANIC ANALYSIS.

12. CH6CRP04: ORGANIC PREPARATION AND LABORATORY TECHNIQUE

13.  CH6CRP05: PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY PRACTICALS

14. CH6CRP06: GRAVIMETRIC ANALYSIS

15. PROJECT

V &VI SEM (Old)

1. CHO5BA901: CHEMISTRY OF D AND F BLOCK ELEMENTS

2. CHO5BA902: BASIC ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

3. CHO5BA903: STATES OF MATTER

4. CHO5BA904: QUANTUM MECHANICS AND SPECTROSCOPY

5. CHO6BB903: ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY

6. CH06BA901: APPLIED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

7. CH06BA902: CHEMISTRY OF NATURAL PRODUCTS AND BIOMOLECULES

8. CH06BA903:

                 COURSE OUTCOME: M.Sc CHEMISTRY

SEMESTER 1    

CH1CO1: ORGANOMETALLICS AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY

At the end of the course, the learners will  be able to:

  • Explain and rationalize the synthesis, structure, bonding and reactions of organometallic compounds
  • Use the knowledge about structure and bonding to understand the stability and reactivity of simple organometallic complexes
  • Describe the roles of metal ions that are involved in electron transfer reactions in biological systems
  • Describe the different metal activation sites in enzymes that are involved in the incorporation of oxygen atoms into bioinorganic molecules
  • Understand the effects of nuclear radiations, synthesis and applications of various radioisotopes

CH1CO2: STRUCTURAL AND MOLECULAR ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

At the end of the course, the learners will be able to:

  • Recall the fundamental principles of organic chemistry that include bonding, hybridization, MO picture and aromaticity
  • Understand the concepts of physical organic chemistry through energy profiles and interpret the photochemical reactions of different compounds
  • Predict the stereochemistry of organic compounds
  • Explain the factors affecting conformational stability and conformational analysis of organic molecules

CH1CO3: QUANTUM CHEMISTRY AND GROUP THEORY

At the end of the course, the learners will be able to:

  • Apply the mathematical concepts of vectors that aid to solve the time independent Schrodinger equation.
    •  Apply the postulates of quantum mechanics and solve different model problems in   quantum mechanics
    • Understand the quantum mechanics of Hydrogen like atoms
    • Distinguish between the different symmetry elements and symmetry operations and  derive point groups
    • Construct irreducible representation and character tables
    • Apply  group theory in spectroscopy

CH1CO4: CLASSICAL AND STATISTICAL THERMODYNAMICS

At the end of the course, the learners will be able to:

  • Apply principles and laws of equilibrium thermodynamics to multi component systems.
  • Calculate the absolute value of thermodynamic quantities (U, H, S, A, G) and equilibrium constant (K)
  • Predict heat capacity (Cv, Cp) of an ideal gas of linear and non-linear molecules from the number of degrees of freedom, rotational and vibrational wave numbers.
  • Explain the temperature dependence of heat capacity of solids at low temperatures using Debye and Einstein theory of heat capacity of solids

SEMESTER 2

    CH2C05: COORDINATION CHEMISTRY

  • To understand the key features of coordination compounds.
  • Explain spectral and magnetic properties of metal complexes.
  • To understand kinetics and mechanism of reactions in metal complexes.
  • Explain stereochemistry of coordination compounds.
  • To understand coordination chemistry of lanthanides and actinides.

CH2C06: ORGANIC REACTION MECHANISM

  • To understand organic reaction mechanism of nucleophilic and elecrophilic substitution reaction.
  • To understand preparation, properties and reactions of carbanion, carbocation, carbenes, nitrenes, carbenoids and arynes.
  • To understand radical reaction, reactions of carbonyl compounds and concerted reactions.

CH2C07:  CHEMICAL BONDING AND COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY

  • To know approximate methods in quantum mechanics.
  • To understand molecular orbital theory of different molecules.
  • To apply the group theory in chemical bonding.
  • To study concepts in computational chemistry and its calculations.

CH2C08:  MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY

  • To explain spectroscopic techniques such as microwave spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, raman spectroscopy, and electronic spectroscopy.
  • To understand NMR spectroscopy, FTNMR, EPR spectroscopy and Mossbauer spectroscopy.

                         PRACTICALS (SEMESTERS 1 AND 2 )

CH2P01: INORGANIC CHEMISTRY PRACTICAL-1

  • To Separate and identify  two less familiar metal ions
  • To  estimate ions via Colorimetric estimation
  • To prepare and characterize  complexes using IR, NMR and electronic spectra

CH2P02: ORGANIC CHEMISTRY PRACTICAL-1

  • To separate organic binary mixtures by chemical/solvent separation methods
  • To separate organic mixtures by TLC
  • To separate organic mixtures by column chromatography
  • To use ChemDraw and Chemsketch  to draw the structures of organic molecules and reaction schemes

CH2P03:  PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY PRACTICAL-1

  • To verify  Freundlich and Langmuir adsorption isotherm
  • To determine the concentration of the given acid using the isotherms.
  • To construct  phase diagrams of simple eutectics
  • To determine the  equilibrium constant of the reaction KI + I2 ↔ KI3
  • To determine  the surface tension of a liquid
  • Computational chemistry experiments

SEMESTER 3

CH3C09: STRUCTURAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

At the end of the course, the learners will be able to:

  • Understand the structure and phase transition in solids
  • Interpret the electrical, magnetic and optical properties of solids
  • Learn the structure, synthesis and applications of inorganic rings, cages and chains
  • Understand the bonding in di, tri, tetra and hexa nuclear metal clusters
  • Understand the chemistry of materials like glasses, ceramics, composites and nano materials

CH3C10: ORGANIC SYNTHESES

At the end of the course, the learners will be able to:

  • Learn to synthesize organic compounds via oxidation and reduction
  • Learn about modern reagents and reactions
  • Learn about the different approaches towards the synthesis of three, four, five and six-membered rings.
  • Illustration of protection and deprotection in synthesis.
  • Understand the basic principles and terminology of reterosynthesis
  • Understand the basic principles of the biosynthesis  and biogenesis of natural products

CH3C11: CHEMICAL KINETICS, SURFACE CHEMISTRY AND PHOTOCHEMISTRY

At the end of the course, the learners will be able to:

  • Get the idea of acid-base catalysis, fast reactions, enzyme catalysis and heterogeneous catalysis
  • Understand the significance of ΔG≠ , ΔH≠ and ΔS≠ ,Volume of activation and  effect of pressure and volume on velocity of gas reactions
  • Understand the thermodynamics of surfaces, adsorption phenomenon and the concerned theories and its use
  • Understand the principle of utilization of solar energy, solar cells and their working.

CH3C12: SPECTROSCOPIC METHODS IN CHEMISTRY

At the end of the course, the learners will be able to:

  • Apply NMR, IR, MS, UV-Vis spectroscopic techniques in solving structure of organic molecules
  •  Interpret the spectroscopic data of unknown compounds.

SEMESTER 4

CH4E01 ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

  • To understand applications of group theory.
  • To understand inorganic spectroscopic methods
  • To learn photochemistry of different complexes.
  • To explain the synthesis properties and applications of different types of nanomaterials.
  • To learn acids and bases and non- aqueous solvents.

CH4E02 ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

  • To learn molecular recognition and supramolecular chemistry
  • To understand principles of green chemistry, alternatives of organic synthesis and green solvents.
  • To explain basic principles of nanochemistry and applications of nanomaterials in medicine.
  • To learn sterioselective transformations.
  • To study the chemistry of natural products and biomolecules.
  • Able to explain about the concepts in drug designing.
  • To explain advances in polymer chemistry.
  • To understand research methodology of chemistry.

CH4E03 ADVANCED PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY

  • To understand crystallography and explain structure of KCl and NaCl
  • To give a detailed explanation of gaseous state.
  • To understand instrumentation of fluorescent spectroscopy and novel flourephore
  • To learn about understand about electrochemistry and electromotive force.
  • To explain diffraction methods and atomic spectroscopic techniques.

PRACTICALS (SEMESTERS 3 AND 4)

CH4P04: INORGANIC CHEMISTRY PRACTICAL-2

  • Able to estimate the given binary mixtures of metallic ions in solution by volumetric and gravimetric methods.
    • Analysis of alloys and ores.

CH4P05: ORGANIC CHEMISTRY PRACTICAL-2

  •  Preparation involving two step synthetic sequences by chemical methods.
  • To understand enzyme/coenzyme catalyzed reaction.
  • Preparation involving multistep synthetic sequences by the green alternatives of chemical methods
    • To do microwave assisted organic synthesisPrediction of FTIR,UV-Visible,PMR and C13NMR specra of the substrates.

 CH4P06 : PHYSICAL CHEMISRY PRACTICAL -2

  • To determine the rate constant of the hydrolysis of ester by sodium hydroxide.
  • To determine the concentration of sugar solution using polarimeter
  • To determine the molar refractions of pure liquids using refractometer.
  • To determine viscosity of pure liquids.
  • To determine   the degree of ionization of weak electrolytes by conductivity measurements.
  • Determine single electrode potential of Cu and Zn.

SEMESTER 3

CH3C09: STRUCTURAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

CH3C10: ORGANIC SYNTHESES

CH3C12: SPECTROSCOPIC METHODS IN CHEMISTRY

CH3C11: CHEMICAL KINETICS, SURFACE CHEMISTRY AND PHOTOCHEMISTRY

SEMESTER 4

CH4E01 ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

CH4E02 ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

CH4E03 ADVANCED PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY

PRACTICALS (SEMESTERS 3 AND 4)

CH4P04: INORGANIC CHEMISTRY PRACTICAL-2

CH4P05: ORGANIC CHEMISTRY PRACTICAL-2

CH4P06 : PHYSICAL CHEMISRY PRACTICAL -2

PROJECT





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