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CY 2111 Engineering Chemistry Syllabus
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Syllabus of Anna University Chennai Bachelor of Engineering / Bachelor of Technology (BE/BTech) - R2008/Affiliated Institutions Common Syllabus - Ist Year - CY 2111 Engineering Chemistry


(Common to all branches of B.E. / B.Tech. Programmes)



To impart a sound knowledge on the principles of chemistry involving the different application oriented topics required for all engineering branches.


The student should be conversant with

Unit – I (18)

Engineering Materials: Abrasives – Moh’s scale of hardness – natural abrasives (diamond, corundum, emery, garnets and quartz) – synthetic abrasives (silicon carbide, boron carbide) – refractories – characteristics – classification (acidic, basic and neutral refractories) – properties (refractoriness, refractoriness under load, dimensional stability, porosity, thermal spalling) – manufacture of alumina magnesite and zirconia bricks – adhesives – classification with examples – epoxy resin. Lubricants and Polymers – Classification with examples – Mechanism -properties (viscosity index, flash and fire points – cloud and pour point, oiliness) – solid lubricants – graphite – molybdenum sulphide – Plastic materials – PVC, teflon, polycarbonate, polyurethane and – properties – applications – polymer blends and alloys – FRP - applications only.

Unit – II (18)

Water Technology: Boiler feed water – requirements – disadvantages of using hardwater in boilers – internal conditioning (phosphate, calgon and carbonate conditioning methods) – external conditioning – demineralization process – desalination – reverse osmosis – domestic water treatment.

Energy sources and nanochemistry: Introduction - Properties (Electrical, Mechancial and vibration) – carbon nano tubes - Applications in fuel cells, catalysis and use of gold nanoparticles in medicine - batteries – secondary batteries - alkaline batteries – lead acid, Ni – Cd and Li batteries, principles and applications of solar cells, fuels cells - Hydrogen and methanol.

Unit – III (18)

Surface Chemistry: Adsorption – types – adsorption of gases on solids – adsorption isotherm – Freundlich and Langmuir isotherms – adsorption of solutes from solutions – role of adsorbents – activated carbon in pollution abatement of air and waste water.

Phase rule: Statement and explanation of the terms involved – one component water system – condensed phase rule – construction of phase diagram by thermal analysis – simple eutectic systems (Pb - Ag system only) – alloys – importance, ferrous alloys – nichrome, and stainless steel, non-ferrous alloys – brass and bronze – heat treatment of alloys.

Unit – IV (18)

Corrosion and its control: Electrode potentials, electrochemical series, difference between electrolytic cells and electrochemical cells – corrosion – principles of chemical corrosion – Pilling Bedworth rule – principles of electrochemical corrosion – difference between chemical and electrochemical corrosion – galvanic corrosion – differential aeration corrosion – factors influencing corrosion – corrosion control – cathodic protection – sacrificial anodic method – corrosion inhibitors.

Protective coatings: Paints – constituents – functions – mechanism of drying – varnishes and lacquers – surface preparation for metallic coatings – electroplating (gold) and electroless plating (Nickel) – anodizing – phosphate coating - powder coating - antifouling coating.

Unit – V (18)

Fuels and combustion: Proximate and ultimate analyses of coal – significances – characteristics of metallurgical coke – manufacture by Otto – Hoffman method – synthetic petrol – Bergius process – Knocking – octane number – cetane number, gaseous fuels – water gas, producer gas CNG, and biogas - gross and net calorific values – (definition only) – flue gas analysis – Orsat’s apparatus.

Analytical techniques: Beer – Lambert’s law – UV-visible spectroscopy and IR spectroscopy – principles – instrumentation (block diagram only) – estimation of iron by colorimetry – flame photometry – principles – instrumentation (block diagram only) – estimation of sodium by flame photometry – atomic absorption spectroscopy – principles – instrumentation (block diagram only) – quantitative estimation of nickel by atomic absorption spectroscopy.

L=90 Periods


1.P.C. Jain and Monicka Jain, "Engineering Chemistry", Dhanpat Raj Publishing Company (P) Ltd, New Delhi (2002)

2.S.S. Dara. "A Text book of Engineering Chemistry", S. Chand & Company Ltd, New Delhi (2003).


1.B.K. Sharma, "Engineering Chemistry", Krishna Prakasam Media (P) Ltd., Meerut (2001).

2.A.I. Vogel, "A Text book of Quantitative Inorganic Analysis", ELBS, London (2004).

3.Mars G. Fontana, "Corrosion Engineering", Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Co., New Delhi (2005).

4.Charles P.Poole Jr. and Frank J. Owens, Wiley, "Introduction to nanotechnology", Wiley Student Edition (2007).

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