Course Description (CHE)

31) Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

–  Number of credits: 2 (practice)

– Prerequisite: Analytical Chemistry 1/ Parallel subject: Analytical Chemistry 2

– Course Description: This is designed to introduce the students to the fundamentals of analytical chemistry, the statistical treatment of data along with practical principles for working in laboratories. CHE1062IU is an introductory laboratory course in Analytical Chemistry. By the end of the semester, students are expected to demonstrate:

o Proper laboratory techniques for quantitative chemical measurements including accuracy on unknowns

o Knowledge of a select group of analytical methods

o Competence in data analysis and preparation of basic laboratory reports.

32) Physical Chemistry 1

–  Number of credits: 3 (theory)

– Prerequisites: Math 2, Physics 2, General Chemistry/ Previous subject: no

– Course Description: The course is designed for chemical engineering students and others. The course provides the students with the necessary background in chemical engineering thermodynamics which includes thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, and phase equilibrium. The knowledge in this course will be further elaborated on in the other fundamental courses as well as specialized courses in the chemical engineering program. The course includes two sections:

o Thermodynamics: (i) Concepts and properties of pure substances (ii) the first law of thermodynamics, (iii) the second law of thermodynamics (iv) thermodynamic cycles and (v) Application of thermodynamic laws in chemical reaction systems.

o Chemical and phase equilibrium: (vi) Chemical equilibrium, (vii) Theory of phase equilibrium and phase equilibrium of single component systems (viii) Liquid – vapor and liquid – liquid equilibrium (ix) Liquid – solid equilibrium.

33) Physical Chemistry 2

–  Number of credits: 2 (theory) + 1 (practice)

– Prerequisite: Physics 1/Previous subject: no

– Course Description: The course is designed for chemical engineering students, following Physical Chemistry 1, providing the students with the necessary background in chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, surface phenomena and catalysis. Also, after 10 weeks for lectures in class, the 5-week part of experiment related to all contents of Physical chemistry will be organized at the remaining time. The course includes 4 sections:

o Electrochemistry: (i) Ideal and non-ideal solutions (ii) Electrochemical systems

o Chemical kinetics (i) Concepts and classification of reaction rates (ii) Reaction kinetics of complex reactions (iii) Theories of reaction rates.

o Surface phenomena (i) Concepts (ii) Physical chemistry of surface (iii) Effect of curvature on equilibrium variables (iv) Adsorption (v) Heterogeneous catalysis

o Experiment (i) Heat of reaction (ii) Liquid – Solid equilibrium (iii) Reaction’s rate order Transport number (v) Adsorption.

34) Biochemistry

–  Number of credits: 3 (theory) + 1 (practice).

– Prerequisite: General chemistry/Previous subject: no

–  Course Description: The course is designed to provide students with fundamental concepts in biochemistry and an introduction to metabolisms occurring in living organisms in order to understand the molecular basic of life. The course topics will include enzyme kinetics and mechanisms and metabolisms of important biological molecules such as carbohydrates, fatty acids, amino acids with an emphasis on their degradation pathways. Techniques and approaches used in biochemistry field will also be introduced.