B.Sc. Chemistry


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Course Outline

 

Chemistry is often termed the central science as it connects mathematics, physics, biology and medicine.  It is concerned with all aspects of the physical and chemical properties of matter, including the nature of atoms and molecules, their structure and composition, their reactions and the ways in which they are be used to produce useful products and materials.  This also includes the fundamentals of organic and inorganic chemistry, spectroscopy and states of matter, physical and quantum chemistry, computational chemistry and organic synthesis.

 

A degree programme in Chemistry will aim to:

  • Provide a broad and balanced base of chemical knowledge and practical skills
  • Develop a range of skills applied in chemical and non-chemical areas, that can provide confidence for employment
  • Provide a solid base of chemical knowledge and skills that are required for the application of Chemistry in industry, such as Petrochemicals, Pharmaceuticals and medicine.
  • Inculcate in students an appreciation of chemistry in all human endeavours.

 

Admission and Graduation Requirements

The entry requirements shall be at least credit level passes in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and any other relevant science subject at the Senior Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent. In addition, an acceptable pass in the UTME examination with the appropriate combination of subjects is required.

 

Candidates with at least two A level passes (graded A-E) at the GCE Advanced Level in relevant subjects may be admitted into 200-level.

 

Course Structure and Synopses

 

Course Structure at 100 Level: Chemistry

 

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

LH

PH

BIO    101

General Biology I

3

R

45

BIO    102

General Biology II

3

R

45

BIO    107

General Biology Practical I

1

R

45

BIO    108

General Biology Practical II

1

R

45

CHM   101

General Chemistry I

3

C

45

CHM   102

General Chemistry II

3

C

45

CHM   107

General Chemistry Practical I

1

C

45

CHM   108

General Chemistry Practical II

1

C

45

CSC     101

Introduction to Computer Science

3

R

30

45

GST     111

Communication in English I

2

C

30

GST     112

Logic, Philosophy & Human Existence

2

E

30

GST     113

Nigerian Peoples and Culture

2

R

30

GST     121

Use of Library, Study Skills & ICT

2

C

30

MTH  101

General Mathematics I

3

R

45

MTH  102

General Mathematics II

3

R

45

PHY    101

General Physics I

3

R

45

PHY    102

General Physics II

3

R

45

PHY    107

General Physics Practical I

1

R

45

PHY    108

General Physics Practical II

1

R

45

 

Total

41

 

 

 

 

Course Structure at 200 Level: Chemistry

 

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

LH

PH

CHM  210

Physical Chemistry I

3

C

30

45

CHM  211

Organic Chemistry I

3

C

30

45

CHM  212

Inorganic Chemistry I

3

C

30

45

CHM  213

Analytical Chemistry I

3

C

30

45

CHM  214

Structure and Bonding

2

R

30

CHM  299

Industrial Attachment I (12 Weeks)

3

C

 

 

CSC   201

Computer Programming I

3

E

30

45

GST   122

Communication in English II

2

C

30

GST   125

Contemporary Health Issues

2

R

30

GST   211

Environment & Sustainable Development

2

R

30

GST   223

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

2

R

30

MTH 203

Sets, Logic and Algebra I

3

R

45

PHY   201

Elementary Modern Physics

3

R

45

PHY   202

Electric Circuits and Electronics

3

E

30

45

STA   202

Statistics for Physical Sciences & Engineering

4

E

60

 

Total

41

 

 

 

 

Course Structure at 300 Level: Chemistry

 

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

LH

PH

CHM  301

Physical Chemistry II

2

C

15

45

CHM  302

Inorganic Chemistry II

3

C

30

45

CHM  303

Organic Chemistry II

3

C

30

45

CHM  304

Atomic & Molecular Structure & Symmetry

3

C

45

CHM  305

Petroleum Chemistry

2

R

30

CHM  307

Carbohydrate Chemistry

1

R

15

CHM 310

Polymer Chemistry

3

R

45

CHM  311

Colour Chemistry & Technology

3

R

30

45

CHM  312

Separation Methods and Analysis

3

C

30

45

CHM  313

Applied Surface and Colloid Chemistry

1

E

15

CHM  316

Applied Spectroscopy

3

R

45

CHM  317

Industrial Raw Materials Resource Inventory

1

R

15

CHM  318

Industrial Chemical Process

3

R

45

CHM  319

Environmental Chemistry

2

R

30

CHM  399

Industrial Attachment II (12 Weeks)

3

C

 

 

GST   222

Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

2

R

30

GST   224

Leadership Skills

2

R

30

GST   311

Entrepreneurship

2

R

30

 

Total

42

 

 

 

 

Course Structure at 400 Level: Chemistry

 

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

LH

PH

CHM 400

Seminar

1

C

 

 

CHM 401

Research Project

6

C

270

CHM 402

Theory of Molecular Spectroscopy

2

E

30

CHM 403

Quantum Chemistry

2

R

30

CHM 404

Group Theory and Symmetry

2

R

30

CHM 405

Statistical Mechanics

1

E

15

CHM 406

Reaction Kinetics

2

R

30

CHM 407

Electrochemistry

2

E

15

45

CHM 408

Statistical Thermodynamics

2

E

30

CHM 409

Nuclear  and Radiation Chemistry

2

E

30

CHM 410

Analytical Chemistry II

2

R

15

45

CHM 412

Colour Chemistry and Technology

3

E

30

45

CHM 413

Industrial Chemical Technology

2

E

30

CHM 415

Polymer Technology

2

E

30

CHM 418

Photochemistry and Pericyclic reactions

2

E

30

CHM 419

Organic Synthesis

2

R

30

CHM 420

Natural Product Chemistry

2

R

30

CHM 421

Heterocyclic Chemistry

2

R

30

CHM 422

Physical Organic Chemistry

2

E

30

CHM 423

Organometallic Chemistry

3

R

45

CHM 424

Co-ordination Chemistry

2

R

30

CHM 425

Non-aqueous Solvents

1

E

15

CHM 426

Chemistry of Lanthanides and Actinides

1

E

15

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

To ensure acquisition of balanced knowledge in various areas of Chemistry, a student must take, in addition to the compulsory courses, a minimum of 6 Units from each of the following groups of courses: Group I (CHM 402 – CHM 409; Group II (CHM 410 – CHM 415); Group III ( CHM 418 – CHM 422) and Group IV (CHM 423 – CHM 426).

 

 

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