Unit I. Basic physical chemistry I
* Gaseous state: Gas laws, kinetic theory of gas, collision and gas pressure derivation of gas laws from kinetic theory, average kinetic energy of translation. Boltzmann constant and absolute scale of temperature, Maxwell's distribution law of molecular speeds (without derivation), most probable, average and root mean square speed of gas molecules, principle of equipartition of energy (without derivation). Mean free path and collision frequencies. Heat capacity of gases (molecular basis); viscosity of gases. Real gases, compressibility factor, deviation from ideality, van der Waals equation of state, critical phenomena, continuity of states, critical constants. * Liquid state: physical properties of liquids and their measurements: surface tension and viscosity.
Unit II. Basic physical chemistry II
Chemical kinetics and catalysis: order and molecularity of reactions, rate laws and rate equations for first order and second order reactions (differential and integrated forms); zero order reactions. Determination of order of reactions. Temperature dependence of reaction rate, energy of activation. Catalytic reactions: homogeneous and heterogeneous catalytic reactions, autocatalytic reactions, catalyst poisons, catalyst promoters (typical examples).
Unit I. Principles of qualitative inorganic analysis
Formation of sublimates; principle of flame test, borax-bead test, cobalt nitrate test, fusion test, chromyl chloride test; analytical reactions for the detection of nitrate, nitrite, halides, phosphate, arsenate, arsenite, sulphide, thiosulphate, sulphate, thiocyanate, borate, boric acid, carbonate. Analytical reactions for the detection of Cr3+, Fe3+, Ni2+,Cu2+, As3+, Mn2+, Importance of common-ion effect in the separation of Group II cations, and Group III cations. Unit II. Basic inorganic chemistry III
* Comparative study of...