Syllabus For The Subject Engineering Chemistry

 

ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY

Contents

Preface

1 Fuels (Energy Sources)

Introduction

Chemical fuels

Importance of hydrocarbon fuels

Characteristics of a good fuel

Calorific value

Petroleum

Cracking

Reforming of petrol

Knocking

Diesel engine fuels

Synthetic petrol

Power alcohol

Review questions

2 Solar energy

Introduction

Solar energy utilization and conversion

Photovoltaic cells

Silicon

Review questions 

 

3 electrochemical cells

Introduction

Electrochemical cells

Galvanic cells

Electromotive force of the cell

Single electrode potential

Nearest equation

Electrochemical conventions

Electrochemical series

Types of electrodes

Reference electrodes

Concentration cells

Review questions

 

4 Battery technology

Introduction

Batteries and their importance

Commercial cells

Primary cells

Secondary cells or storage cells (accumulators)

Modern batteries

Fuel cells

Review questions

 

5 Metal finishing

Introduction

Technological importance of metal finishing

Electroplating

Polarization, decomposition potential and overvoltage

Theory of electroplating

Characteristics of a good deposit

Factors influencing the nature of deposit

Methods of cleaning the metal surface to be coated

Requirements of an electrolyte solution for electroplating

Applications of electroplating

Electroplating of copper

Electroplating of nickel

Electroplating chromium

Electroplating of gold

Electroless plating

Electroless plating of nickel

Electroless plating of copper

Review questions

 

6 Corrosion and its control

Introduction

Definition

Direct chemical corrosion or dry corrosion

Electrochemical theory of corrosion

Factors influencing the corrosion rate

Types of corrosion

Corrosion control

Review questions

 

7 High polymers

Introduction

Some basic definitions

Classification of polymers

Types of polymerization

Methods of polymerization

Molecular weights of polymers

Glass transition temperature

Structure-property relationship

Resins and plastics

Some commercial polymers

Polymer blends and alloys

Elastomers (rubbers)  

Synthetic rubbers some synthetic rubbers

Adhesives

Polymer composites

Conducting polymers

Review questions

 

8 Water treatments

Introduction

Sources of water

Impurities in water

Analysis of water

Potable water

Desalination

Sewage and its treatment

Hazardous chemicals

Review questions

 

9 Liquid crystals

Introduction

Liquid crystal phase

Classification

Chemical construction and liquid crystalline behavior

Molecular structure and liquid crystals

Applications

Review questions

 

10 instrumentation methods of analysis

Introduction

Types of instrumental methods of analysis

Conductometry

Conductometric  titrations

Potentiometry

Colorimetry

Review questions

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Part –A

Potentiometric titration

Colorimetric estimation of copper

Conductometric titration

Flamephotometry

Determination of pKa value of a weak acid

Determination of viscosily coefficient  of a liquid

 

Part-B

Estimation of hardness of water

Estimation of calcium oxide in cement

Estimation of copper in brass

Estimation of iron in haematite

Determination cod of waste water

Estimation of dissolved oxygen in water  

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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