Courses Catalogue

Applied Chemistry

COURSE CODE: MPP 1108
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Physiology (Bachelor)
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

16. Detailed Course Content

 

16.1     Gases (1 LH)

 

1)  Gas laws and partial pressures

 

2)  Gas stoichiometry and molecular weight calculations

 

3)  Diffusion and effusion real gas equation

 

16.2     Liquids and Solids (1 LH)

 

1)  Intermolecular Forces in liquid solutions

 

2)  Properties of solutions; viscosity, surface tension capillary action

 

3)  Phase changes, vapour pressure, solubility

 

4)  Concentration of solutions and dilution principles

 

5)  Colligative properties; boiling point elevation, freezing point depression and osmosis


6)  Solid solutions colloids and suspensions

 

16.3     Acids and Bases (1 LH)

 

1)  Aqueous reactions, acid-base balance

 

2)  PH, redox reactions

 

16.4     Chemical Equilibrium (1 LH)

 

1)  Equilibrium constants, le Chatelier’s principle

 

2)  Acid-base equilibrium, buffers

 

16.5     Chemical Kinetics (1 LH)

 

1)  Rate equations and determination of reaction orders for 1st and 2nd order reactions

 

2)  Activation energy and Arrhenius equation

 

16.6     Analytical Chemistry (1 LH)

 

1)  Volumetric  analysis;  standard  solutions  determination  of  concentration  of  an unknown solution

2)  Gravimetric  analysis  methods;  precipitation,  calculations  of  concentration  and molecular mass.

3)  Qualitative analysis; Identification of ions and functional groups in given chemical substances.

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