DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

The department of Chemistry was established in the year 2011 for teaching and training basic concepts of chemistry to the students of Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering leading to B. Tech. degrees under Assam Science and Technology University (ASTU). The academic programme has been designed in such a way that fundamental sciences and engineering aspects of inorganic, physical and organic chemistry have been incorporated in the syllabus. The students are trained and evaluated on continuous basis in order to complete their will in the field of chemistry. The departmental laboratory is well equipped in order to compliment the theoretical course work.

Mission: To impart and enhance the best quality technical education to the young minds of the North East India for the betterment of the society.

Vision: The vision is to fulfill the societal need of the country through achieving excellence in technical education and research.

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SYLLABUS

The course and syllabus of chemistry is as per the Assam Science & Technology University (ASTU), Guwahati, Assam. 

Course Structure and Syllabus (From Academic Session 2018-2019 Onwards)

B. Tech 1st Semester (Group A) 

Subject: Chemistry-101

Course Code: CY 181101

MODULE 1: Atomic Structure

Schrodinger’s  wave  equation,  Physical  significance  of  Ψ and Ψ2, Hydrogen  atom wave functions, Radial and Angular wave function, Eigen value, Eigen  function, Molecular orbital theory – electronic configurations of molecules  in terms of the MO – homonuclear  diatomic molecule, Heteronuclear diatomic molecule. (Eg. CO, NO)

MODULE 2: Polymer Chemistry

Classification, Functionality, Determination of molecular weights, Polydispersity index (PDI). Types of polymerization (Addition and Condensation), Structure and property and application of few commodity polymers (eg. PE, PP, PS, PMMA, PVC, Isoprene) Biopolymer, properties and its applications  (polylacetic acid) and Conducting  polymer properties and applications (polyacetylene)

MODULE 3: Nanochemistry

Introduction, Synthesis of nanomaterials (Top -down and Bottom -up approach). Fullerenes, Carbon nanotube (Characteristic, properties & application), Nanowire, Application of Nanomaterial in catalysis, Medicine, Energy science, Bio nanomaterials.

MODULE 4: Sustainable Chemistry

Principles of green chemistry, Idea of green synthesis, Carbon footprint and sequestration, Carbon trading, Brief idea of alternative solvents –Water,  ionic liquids, supercritical fluid system (Carbon dioxide), Waste  management Solid,  electronic & industrial  wastes, Waste management procedures and relevant standards.

MODULE 5: Corrosion Science 

Definition and scope of corrosion, Dry chemical corrosion and electrochemical corrosion and their mechanisms, Types of electrochemical corrosion (Differential aeration, Galvanic, Concentration cell), Typical electrochemical corrosion like Pitting, Inter -granular, Waterline. Factors affecting corrosion, Protection against corrosion.

MODULE 7: Advanced Engineering Materials

Cement (raw materials, chemical composition, setting and hardening of cement). Refractories (classification and properties). Lubricants (types of lubricant, properties, Mechanism of lubrication)

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Structure and Syllabus (From Academic Session 2018-2019 Onwards)

B. Tech 2nd Semester (Group B) 

Subject: Chemistry-201

Course Code: CY 181201

MODULE 1: Atomic Structure

Schrodinger’s  wave  equation,  Physical  significance  of  Ψ and Ψ, Hydrogen  atom wave functions, Radial and Angular wave function, Eigen value, Eigen  function, Molecular orbital theory – electronic configurations of molecules  in terms of the MO – homonuclear  diatomic molecule, Heteronuclear diatomic molecule. (Eg. CO, NO)

MODULE 2: Polymer Chemistry

Classification, Functionality, Determination of molecular weights, Polydispersity index (PDI). Types of polymerization (Addition and Condensation), Structure and property and application of few commodity polymers (eg. PE, PP, PS,  PMMA, PVC, Isoprene) Biopolymer, properties and its  applications  (polylacetic acid) and Conducting  polymer properties and applications (polyacetylene)

MODULE 3: Nanochemistry

Introduction, Synthesis of nanomaterials (Top -down and Bottom -up approach). Fullerenes, Carbon nanotube (Characteristic, properties & application), Nanowire, Application of Nanomaterial in catalysis, Medicine, Energy science, Bio nanomaterials.

MODULE 4: Sustainable Chemistry

Principles of green chemistry, Idea of green synthesis, Carbon footprint and sequestration, Carbon trading, Brief idea of alternative solvents –Water,  ionic liquids, supercritical fluid system (Carbon dioxide), Waste  management Solid,  electronic & industrial  wastes, Waste management procedures and relevant standards.

MODULE 5: Corrosion Science 

Definition and scope of corrosion, Dry chemical corrosion and electrochemical corrosion and their mechanisms, Types of electrochemical corrosion (Differential aeration, Galvanic, Concentration cell), Typical electrochemical corrosion like Pitting, Inter -granular, Waterline. Factors affecting corrosion, Protection against corrosion.

MODULE 6: Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis 

Spectroscopy:  Principle   of   spectroscopy,   Principle and   applications   of   UV – Visible spectroscopy. Applications of Flame  photometry,  Atomic  absorption spectroscopy,  Infrared spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy, Mass spectroscopy. Principle and applications of different Chromatographic Techniques -Gas, HPLC, GPC