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The Chemistry Group at BITS, Pilani - K. K. Birla Goa Campus offers M.Sc (Hons) Chemistry as first degree and Ph.D programme.The Chemistry Group is actively participating in teaching and research in the frontier areas of Chemistry.

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    CHEM F111 : General Chemistry                                            
    This course is aimed at providing an integrated overview of chemistry. Topics to be discussed will include: quantum theory; electronic structure of atoms and molecules; spectroscopy; chemical thermodynamics; chemical kinetics; stereochemistry; important classes of organic reactions such as nucleophilic aliphatic substitution, elimination, electrophilic addition, free radical addition; organic synthesis; chemistry of selected main group elements; coordination chemistry, etc.

    CHEM C211 : Atomic and Molecular Structure

    Elements of quantum theory; the Schrodinger equation; some exactly solvable models; angular momentum; hydrogen-like atoms; approximation methods; electronic structure of many-electron atoms; molecules-Valence Bond and molecular orbital theories; semi-empirical treatments-huckel theory; molecular spectroscopy.
    CHEM C231 : Chemistry Project Laboratory *

    The course includes projects involving laboratory investigation or laboratory development in chemistry. The course is normally available to students of second or higher level. The course must coterminate with a project report.
    CHEM C232 : Chemistry of Organic Compounds

    Electrophilic  and  nucleophilic  aromatic  substitution; nucleophilic additions to carbonyl compounds, aldol and related condensations; amines, malonic ester and acetoacetic ester synthesis; carbohydrates; orbital  symmetry  and  chemical  reactions; hetrocyclic compounds.
    CHEM C311 : Chemical Kinetics

    Discussion of reaction rate theory, kinetics and mechanism of various types of reactions, effect of temperature on reaction rates, energy of activation, theories of reaction rates and photochemistry.
    CHEM C321 : Chemical Thermodynamics

    Review of classical thermodynamics and an introduction to statistical mechanics with applications to chemical systems.
    CHEM C322 : Quantum Chemistry

    Review of the postulates of quantum mechanics and some exactly solvable potential problems; angular momentum; variation method; stationary state and time dependent perturbation theory; atomic structure: antisymmetry, determinantal wave functions, SCF method, coupling of angular momenta, spectra; symmetry: point groups, representations, direct product, projection operators; molecules – Born-Oppenheimer approximation, molecular Hartree Fock calculations, VB and MO theories: ab initio and semi empirical methods; symmetry and molecular spectra.
    CHEM C331 : Structure and Reactivity of Organic Compounds

    Structure & reactivity; oxidation and reduction, aliphatic nucleophilic substitution; aromatic substitution reactions; eliminations, addition to carbon heteromultiple bonds and rearrangements; stereo chemistry of cyclic compounds.
    CHEM C332 : Synthetic Organic Chemistry

    Retrosynthetic analysis, synthetic strategies, protecting groups, carbon-carbon bond forming reactions, functional group disconnection, carbon-carbon bond disconnection, ring annelation, multistep synthesis, synthetic equivalents, asymmetric synthesis.
    CHEM C352 : Bonding in Inorganic Compounds

    Point groups and molecular symmetry; uses of point group symmetry; ionic bonding; covalent bonding; valence bond and molecular orbital theories of simple compounds; electronegativity; VSEPR model; fluxional molecules; ionic and covalent solids; band theory; dipole related forces; hydrogen bonding; coordination compounds: VB, crystal field and MO theories, electronic spectra and magnetic properties.
    CHEM C362 : Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds

    Periodicity; periodic anomalies; p orbitals in pi bonding; d orbitals in non-metal chemistry: similarities and contrasts within a group, e.g., C-Si, N-P; chemistry of boron hydrides, aluminosilicates; hydrogen; acid-base concepts; hard and soft acids and bases; chemistry in aqueous and nonaqueous media; halogens and noble gases; coordination chemistry: different coordination numbers, chelation, isometrism and reactivity; chemistry of metals; introduction to bioinorganic and organometallic chemistry.
    CHEM C391 : Instrumental Methods of Analysis

    Principles and practice of modern instrumental methods of chemical analysis.  Emphasis on spectroscopic techniques such as UV-Visible, infrared, NMR (1H, 13C and other elements, NOE, correlation spectroscopies), ESR, atomic absorption and emission, photoelectron, Mossbauer, and fluorescence.  Other topics will include mass spectrometry, separation techniques, light scattering, electroanalytical methods, thermal analysis, and diffraction methods.
    CHEM C411 : Chemical Experimentation

    Specially designed for M.Sc. (Hons.) Chemistry; cannot be taken by others under any circumstances. This laboratory course is designed only for M.Sc. (Hons.) Chemistry students in order to develop competence in selected techniques of modern analytical chemistry.
    CHEM C491 : Special Projects

    Short-term research-based course.

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