This unit has the following objectives;

  1. To guide the learner in the research project

  2. To monitor the progress of the research project  and

  3. To assist in formulating progress reports and associated seminars

This course builds on basic information on separation techniques learnt during the bachelors' degree studies.

It has the following expected learning outcomes:

  1. To describe the physical and chemical principles of separations
  2. To describe the principles and applications of separation techniques based on partitioning effects, surface and charge effects
  3. To prepare and analyse samples using chromatographic instruments

SCH 3111 Environmental Chemistry

Course outline uploaded

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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.

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