Courses Catalogue

Fundamentals Of Chemistry

COURSE CODE: CHE1112
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Mechanical Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

This course deals with the basic concepts of matter and its classification, mass relationships

in chemical reactions, properties of gases, liquids and solids concepts of thermochemistry; quantum theory and electronic behavior; the periodic relationship of elements in the periodic table; intermolecular forces and solutions, introduction to Organic Chemistry.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

These are first-year freshman courses at KIU designed to: Provide an introductory treatment of scientific concepts fundamental to Engineering.  Apply scientific methods to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data in engineering

COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  •    Outline the concept of matter and its classification.
  •    Analyze mass relationships in chemical reactions.
  •    Apply quantum theory and electronic behavior in telecommunication field.
  •   Describe basic concepts of organic chemistry.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course unit students should be able to;

  •     Demonstrate  a  clear  understanding  of  the  atomic/molecular  structures  and  the electronic configurations of elements.
  •     Explain the  types of  bonds, the  chemical kinetics  and  equilibrium energetics of various reactions.
  •    Develop laboratory skills regarding experiments in Chemistry
  •    Explain the introductory concepts in Organic Chemistry