Contact Classes: 45
Tutorial Classes: Nil
Hours / Week
Practical Classes: Nil
Total Classes: 45
Goal: Inculcate basic principles of chemistry aspects in different disciplines of engineering.
The course should enable the students to:
I. Apply the electrochemical principles in batteries.
II. Understand the fundamentals of corrosion and development of different techniques in corrosion control.
III. Analysis of water for its various parameters and its significance in industrial applications.
IV. Improve the fundamental science and engineering principles relevant to materials.
ELECTROCHEMISTRY AND BATTERIES
Electrochemistry: Basic concepts of electrochemistry; Conductance: Specific, equivalent and molar conductance and effect
of dilution on conductance; Electrochemical cells: Galvanic cell (daniel cell); Electrode potential; Electrochemical series
and its applications; Nernst equation; Types of electrodes: Calomel electrode, quinhydrone electrode; Batteries:
Classification of batteries, primary cells (dry cells) and secondary cells (lead-acid battery, Ni-Cd cell), applications of
batteries, numerical problems.
UNIT-II CORROSION AND ITS CONTROL
Corrosion: Introduction, causes and effects of corrosion; Theories of corrosion: Chemical and electrochemical corrosion
with mechanism; Factors affecting the rate of corrosion: Nature of the metal and nature of the environment; Types of
corrosion: Waterline and crevice corrosion; Corrosion control methods: Cathodic protection- sacrificial anodic protection
and impressed current cathodic protection; Surface coatings: Metallic coatings, methods of application of metallic coatingshot dipping(galvanizing, tinning), electroplating(copper plating); Organic coatings: Paints, its constituents and their
UNIT-III WATER TECHNOLOGY
Water: Sources and impurities of water, hardness of water, expression of hardness-units; Types of hardness: Temporary
hardness, permanent hardness and numerical problems; Estimation of temporary and permanent hardness of water by EDTA
method; Determination of dissolved oxygen by Winkler’s method; Boiler troubles: Priming, foaming, scales, sludges and
Treatment of water: Internal treatment of boiler feed water- carbonate, calgon and phosphate conditioning, softening of
water by Zeolite process and Ion exchange process; Potable water-its specifications, steps involved in the treatment of
potable water, Sterilization of potable water by chlorination and ozonization, purification of water by reverse osmosis
UNIT-IV MATERIALS CHEMISTRY
Materials chemistry: Polymers-classification with examples, polymerization-addition, condensation and co-polymerization;
Plastics: Thermoplastics and thermosetting plastics; Compounding of plastics; Preparation, properties and applications of
Polyvinylchloride, Teflon, Bakelite and Nylon-6, 6; Rubbers: Natural rubber its process and vulcanization; Elastomers:
Buna-s and Thiokol rubber; Fibers: Characteristics of fibers, Preparation properties and applications of Dacron;
Characteristics of fiber reinforced plastics; Cement: Composition of Portland cement, setting and hardening of Portland
cement; Lubricants: Classification with examples, properties- viscosity, flash, fire, cloud and pour point; Refractories:
Characteristics and classification with examples.
FUELS AND COMBUSTION
Fuel: Definition, classification of fuels and characteristics of a good fuels; Solid fuels: Coal, analysis of coal- proximate and
ultimate analysis; Liquid fuels: Petroleum and its refining; Cracking: Fixed bed catalytic cracking; Knocking: Octane and
cetane numbers; Gaseous fuels: Composition, characteristics and applications of Natural gas, LPG and CNG; Combustion:
Calorific value-Gross calorific value(GCV) and Net calorific value(NCV), calculation of air quantity required for complete
combustion of fuel, numerical problems.
1. P. C. Jain, Monica Jain, “Engineering Chemistry”, Dhanpat Rai Publishing Company, 15th Edition, 2015.
2. Shasi Chawla, “Text Book of Engineering Chemistry”, Dhantpat Rai Publishing Company, New Delhi, 1st Edition,