1.    Historical survey of the development and importance of organic chemistry

2.    Electronic theory in organic chemistry

3.    Isolation and purification of organic compounds

4.    Determination of structures of organic compounds including qualitative and quantitative analysis in organic chemistry.

5.    Nomenclature and functional group classes of organic compounds

6.    The chemistry of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, ethers, amines, alkyl halides, nitriles, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and derivatives.

7.    Fullerenes as fourth allotrope of carbon, uses in nanotubules, nanostructures, nanochemistry.

8.    Introductory reaction mechanism and kinetics

9.    Stereochemistry

10. The chemistry of selected metals and non-metals

11. Comparative chemistry of group IA, IIA and IVA elements

12. Introduction to transition metal chemistry

Course Content

- Kinetic Theory of Gases 

- Thermodynamics 

- Chemical Kinetics 

- Electrochemistry

Principles and applications of UV, IR, NMR and Mass spectroscopy in the determination and elucidation of structures of organic compounds. Brief mention of hyphenated systems: GC-MS, LC-MS and LC-NMR and NMR in medicine.

Extraction and Characterization of Fatty Acids in seed oil. Solution preparation (molar concentration, mass concentration and normality). Acid-base reaction and oxidation of reactions involving carbonyl compounds.