Courses Catalogue

Basic Inorganic And Physical Chemistry

COURSE CODE: BPH 2201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Pharmacy, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Pharmacy
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

Electrochemistry (8 hours)

  1. Electrolytes
  2. Equilibrium in electrochemical cells
  3. Application of conductance measurement (conductimetric titrations and determination of solubility of a sparingly soluble salt) 
  4. Chemical equilibrium
  5. Equilibrium constants
  6.  Le-Chatelier’s principle

Ionic equilibria in solution (6 hours)

  1. Acids and bases
  2. Self-ionization of water
  3. Hydrolysis of salts
  4. Solubility of sparingly soluble salts, acid base indicators, buffer solutions 

Chemical kinetics (10 hours)

  1. Effect of concentration
  2. The activated complex
  3. Effect of temperatures
  4. Catalysis
  5. Studying mechanism of a reaction
  6. Order and molecularity of reaction. 
  7. Phase equilibria
  8. One component phase diagram 
  9. Gibbs' phase rule
  10. Clapeyrons equation
  11. Binary Solutions
  12. Partial immiscibility
  13. Colligative properties of solutions
  14. Formation of a solid solution
  15. Properties of gases

Inorganic chemistry (6 hours)

  1. Atomic structure and the periodic table
  2. Periodic properties of elements of the periodic table
  3. Valence bond theory
  4. Molecular orbital theory
  5. Valence bond theory and complexes
  6. The application of these theories in the determination of structures.  

Practicals (20 hours)

  1. Potentiometric titration of a weak acid with a strong base
  2. Potentiometric titration of a weak base with a strong acid
  3. Determination of solubility of a sparingly soluble salt
  4. Determination of rate and order of reaction 
  5. Acid-base titration experiment involving a strong acid and a strong base
  6. Determination of boiling and melting points of a chemical substance

MODE OF DELIVERY

The methods to be used in administering this course shall include: 

  1. Lectures
  2. Practicals 
  3. Tutorials
  4. Self-directed learning and library research

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS 

Whiteboard and Marker

Flip Charts

LCD Projectors

CDs, DVDs, and Tapes