Engineering Chemistry - Vol. 1: As per syllabus of Anna University (WIND) | S. Vairam, Suba Ramesh
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Engineering Chemistry - Vol. 1: As per syllabus of Anna University (WIND) by S. Vairam, Suba Ramesh


Engineering Chemistry course for the first-year undergraduate students is designed to link theoretical concepts with their practical applications. This book is structured keeping in view the objective of the Engineering Chemistry course. The book aims to impart an in-depth understanding of chemistry as applied to engineering. It deals with advanced topics, such as Chemical Thermodynamics, Photochemistry, Spectroscopic Analytical Techniques, Phase Rule and Nanochemistry. It also describes the chemistry of useful materials, such as Polymers, Alloys and various Nanoscale e materials.

Table of Contents

1. Polymer Chemistry 
Learning Objectives 
1.1 Introduction 
1.2 Some Important Terms and Definitions 
1.3 Classification of Polymers 
1.4 Types of Polymerization 
1.5 Mechanism of Addition Polymerization 
1.6 Polymerization Techniques 
1.7 Molecular Weights of Polymers 
1.8 Structure-Property Relationship of Polymers 
1.9 Plastics 
1.10 Some Important Commercial Thermoplastics 
1.11 Some Important Commercial Thermosetting Resins  
1.12 Elastomers (Rubbers)  
1.13 Some Commercially Important Synthetic Rubbers  
1.14 Fibers  
1.15 Some Important Synthetic and Semi-synthetic Fibers  
1.16 Composites  
1.17 Specialty Polymers  
Important Formulas and Points  
Review Questions  
Numerical Problems  
Answer Key  
2. Chemical Thermodynamics  
2.1 Introduction  
2.2 Some Important Terms in Thermodynamics  
2.3 The First Law of Thermodynamics  
2.4 Enthalpy or Heat Content  
2.5 Applications of First Law of Thermodynamics  
2.6 Thermochemistry  
2.7 *Joule-Thomson Effect  
2.8 The Second Law of Thermodynamics  
2.9 Entropy  
2.10 The Third Law of Thermodynamics  
2.11 Free Energy  
2.12 *Concept of Activity  
2.13 Maxwell Relations  
2.14 Thermodynamic Criteria for Equilibrium  
2.15 Application of Thermodynamics to Physical Equilibrium (Phase Transition)  
2.16 Applications of Thermodynamics to Chemical Equilibrium  
Important Formulas and Points  
Review Questions  
Numerical Problems  
Answers key 
3. Photochemistry  
3.1 Introduction  
3.2 Photophysical and Photochemical Processes  
             3.3 Light Sources Used in Photochemical Reactions  
3.4 Beer-Lambert Law  
3.5 Laws of Photochemistry  
3.6 Quantum Yield or Efficiency of Photochemical Reactions  
3.7 Primary and Secondary Photochemical Reactions  
3.8 Molecular Excitation  
3.9 Fluorescence, Phosphorescence, Chemiluminescence and Photosensitization  
3.10 Applications of Photochemistry  
Important Points and Formulas 
Review Questions  
Numerical Problems  
Answer Key 

4. Spectroscopy  
4.1 Introduction  
4.2 Electromagnetic Radiation  
4.3 Molecular Spectroscopy  
4.4 Basic Spectroscopy Instrumentation  
4.5 Infrared Spectroscopy  
4.6 UV-Visible Spectroscopy 
4.7 Colorimetry 
4.8 Flame Photometry 
4.9 Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) 
Important Formulas and Points  
Review Questions  
Numerical Problems  
Answer Key 
5. Phase Rule and Alloys 
5.1 Introduction 
5.2 Definition of Terms 
5.3 Phase Rule 
5.4 Phase Diagram 
5.5 One-Component System 
5.6 Two-Component Systems 
5.7 Alloys 
5.7.3 Classification of Alloys 
5.8 Ferrous Alloys  
5.9 Non-Ferrous Alloys 
Important Formulas and Points  
Review Questions 
6. Nanochemistry  
6.1 Introduction  
6.2 Properties of Nanomaterials  
6.3 General Methods of Synthesis  
6.4 *Materials Self-Assembly  
6.5 Characterization of Nanomaterials  
6.6 Nanoscale Materials  
6.7 General Applications of Nanomaterials  
6.8 Future Perspectives of Nanochemistry  
Important Points and Formulas  
Review Questions 

Appendix: Solutions to Anna University Questions 
Model Question Papers (1-3) 
Experiments for Chemistry Laboratory 
Experiment 1. Determination of DO Content of water sample by Winkler’s method
Experiment 2. Determination of chloride content of water sample by argentometric method
Experiment 3. Determination of strength of hydrochloric acid using pH meter
Experiment 4. Determination of strength of acids in a mixture using conductivity meter
Experiment 5. Estimation of iron content of the water sample using spectrophotometer
Experiment 6. Determination of molecular weight of polyvinyl alcohol using Ostwald viscometer experiment 
Experiment 7. Conductometric titration of a strong acid vs strong base


Paperback: 376 pages

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

ISBN-10: 8126549122

ISBN-13: 9788126549122

Publication Wiley
Writer S. Vairam, Suba Ramesh
ISBN-10 8126549122
ISBN-13 9788126549122

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