This unit has the following objectives;
To guide the learner in the research project
To monitor the progress of the research project and
To assist in formulating progress reports and associated seminars
- Lecturer: Dr. Magu Martin
This course builds on basic information on separation techniques learnt during the bachelors' degree studies.
It has the following expected learning outcomes:
- To describe the physical and chemical principles of separations
- To describe the principles and applications of separation techniques based on partitioning effects, surface and charge effects
- To prepare and analyse samples using chromatographic instruments
- Teacher: Prof. Anastasiah Ngigi
SCH 3111 Environmental Chemistry
Course outline uploaded
The entails studies on:
- Recent advances and frontiers in the Chemistry of transition and non-transition elements: with respect to synthesis of functional inorganic compounds. Review of the synthetic reactions, stability of compounds and techniques of handling the compounds and reagents.
- Recent advances in heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis (design of experiments, analytical techniques employed in quantification).
- Structure determination of inorganic compounds by modern methods; Elemental analysis, spectroscopy and diffraction techniques.
- Qualitative and quantitative analysis of mixtures of salts by semi-micro methods;
- Chemistry of polynuclear inorganic compounds.
Recent advances in the Chemistry of transition and non-transition elements: synthesis of inorganic complexes via oxidation and reduction reactions, substitution reactions, solvolysis reactions, disproportional reactions and photochemical reactions, uses of the complexes; Substitution reactions of tetrahedral, square planar, five coordinate and octahedral complexes: Trans effects, Molecular rearrangements process, electron-transfer reactions, elimination and substitution reactions, reactions of coordinated ligands; Factors affecting stability of metal complexes; Techniques for handling both air and moisture sensitive materials; Recent advances in heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis (design of experiments, analytical techniques employed in quantification); Suitable solvents for inorganic synthesis; Elemental analysis, spectroscopy and diffraction techniques in determination of molecular formulae for inorganic complexes; Qualitative and quantitative analysis of mixtures of salts by semi-micro methods; Synthesis of inorganic compounds and structure determination by modern methods; chemistry of polynuclear compounds.
- Teacher: DR. ERIC NJOGU