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Subject Name: Subject Code Contact Hours Credit Points Medium of Instructions: Pre-requisite: Co-requisite: Minimum qualification and

experience Required by instructor/Lecturers: Maximum class-size per instructor:

Chemistry (First semester) CHE011 3 9 English Nil Nil


Chemistry is the study of Chemicals, but since everything is made up of chemicals, this can be seen as a daunting prospect. A chemist plays an important role in manufacturing a wide range of products such as drugs, paints, detergents, foods, drinks, fuels, fabrics. As we start to look at Chemicals, we can see that many of them share the same properties or are related in some way. This syllabus is designed to place less emphasis on factual material and greater emphasis on the standing and application of scientific concepts and principles. Most of the topics included in this component are the same as prescribed in IGCSE OLevel Chemistry. This approach has been adopted in recognition of the need for students to develop skills that will be of long term value in an increasingly technological world.

The aims are to develop abilities and skills that, 1. are relevant to the study and practice of science. 2. are useful in everyday life. 3. encourage efficient and safe practice. 4. encourage effective communication.

The teaching of chemistry at this level will be based on lectures as well as tutorial discussions. All the students will gather for a mass lecture in the auditorium. Tutorial discussion will be conducted in

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separate groups in the classes. Mass lecture will be given with the help of multimedia facilities. The teacher will use all the AV aids available in the campus to make the lecture educative. For tutorials, the teacher will discuss the topics of the mass lectures in small groups. The students will be able to clear their doubts in the tutorials. The teacher will prepare a work sheet based on the topics taught in the mass lecture. The examples and questions given in the prescribed book will be emphasized. However, the teacher can use other relevant books also. The students are expected to prepare their own notes and get checked by the teacher.

The following is a plan to give the students a guideline as to what content will be covered each week. Week No. 1 No . of periods allocated Lectures tutorials 1 2 Topics

States of matter, melting point, boiling point, Heating and cooling curve. Matter and its characteristics Solids, liquids and gases and particles arrangement. Melting point, Boiling point, Freezing point, Vaporization point. Laboratory apparatus and safety equipment. Mixtures and compounds, definitions, properties separation and purification of mixtures. (Filtration, Distillation, Fractional distillation, chromatography etc). Atomic structure Elements, Atoms and molecules Atomic structure and properties of sub-atomic particles e,n,p. Periodic table, Periods and groups Trends in the periodic table Metallic and non-metallic character Ionic and properties of compounds, metallic bonding Ionic bonds, Properties of ionic bonding compounds. Dot-cross diagrams for ionic bonding compounds. Crystal structure of NaCl. Properties of metals. Properties of metals in terms of metallic bonds such as electrical conductivity, Hardness, Thermal conductivity, Malleability, Ductility. covalence and properties of compounds Covalent bonding, Properties of covalent bonding molecules. Single, Double and triple bonds. Shapes of molecules such as CH4, H2O, CO2 etc. Giant covalent structures of graphite, Diamond and Silicon dioxide.

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RAM, RMM, mole concept, Avagardros constant, mole calculation. Definitions of Atomic number, Mass number, RAM, RMM, calculation of RMM, isotopes and their properties. The Avagradros constant and mole concept. Molar volume, Concentration Molar volume of a gas and calculation based on the concept Concentration (molarity) and calculation based on the concept. Mole calculation including mass, molar mass, molar volume, concentration etc. Acids, alkalis, indicators Acids, Bases and Alkalis, Indicators pH scale Strong acids and weak acids/bases Solubility, Solubility rules of salts, solubility curve, salts and their preparation. Definition, solubility rules for gp 1 and gp 2, ammonium compounds and negative ions (nitrate, sulphate, chloride, carbonates, hydroxide etc). 4 methods of preparation of soluble salts, preparation of insoluble salt. Identification of cations such as ammonium, aluminium, barium, calcium Identification of anions such as chloride, iodide, hydroxide, carbonate, sulphate, nitrate Composition of air, preparation, test for gases Gas preparation and identification Test for gases Oxygen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen Properties and uses of gases including noble gas. Air pollution, pollutants in air, causes and effects, preventive measures. Acid rain and environmental effects Water properties, uses hard water and soft water Water pollution and water purification, Water cycle Differences between hard water and soft water Methods of purification of water Test for water vapour. Hydrogen, its properties and uses. Group I, II, III metal properties and their uses. Group I : Alkali metal and properties Group II: Alkaline earth metal and properties Thermal decomposition of group I and II metal carbonates, nitrates. Group III Aluminium Group IV carbon and silicon their structure and properties Carbon cycle Group 5. Properties of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Ammonia preparation, properties, uses, tests nitric acid preparation, properties, uses and nitrogen cycle. Industrial preparation of ammonia by Haber process Industrial preparation of nitric acid by Oswald process

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The assessment programme for this subject is as follows. Component Class Test Assignment Examination Due date End of 7th week 10th week End of term 1 weightings 10 % 10 % 20 % Total marks 50 50 75 Duration 1 hour 3 weeks 2-3 hours 20 marks

Class test comprises 20 MCQs and four or five structured questions. Total 50 marks = for MCQs + 30 marks for structured questions.

Semester 1 Exam will be based on the topics taught in the first 15 weeks. The test will comprise 30 MCQs and five or six structured questions. Total 75 marks = 30 marks for MCQs + 45 marks for structured questions.

The assignments will be based on the topics finished as well as yet to be taught. The questions given in the assignment will be designed in such a way that the student will learn to do research work. Direct questions will be avoided. There will be some questions based on experimental work also. The students will be given 3 weeks to complete the assignment work. The assignments must be submitted by the due date. Late submission of assignments will cause deduction of marks at the rate of 5 marks per day. Assignments should be typed so that it looks legible and tidy. The assignment work must be a genuine self effort. Assignments which are copied from anyone else will not be accepted and no marks will be given for it. The teacher will provide detailed instructions for completing the assignment. To obtain a pass in this subject, you must 1. 2. submit the assignment and sit the tests; and obtain a minimum mark of 50 percent overall.

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We draw your attention to MCHE course regulation, particularly to those clauses which deal with attendance, assessment, plagiarism, cheating, sitting tests and completing assignments by the due date. You should familiarize yourselves with regulations which are fully stated in College Student Handbook.

Attendance at all session is compulsory. A register will be kept at all lectures/tutorials. A student with 20 percent or more absences at lectures/tutorials without documentation excusing attendance (i.e. medical certificate) may not be eligible to sit in the final exam.


The total contact hours for semester 1 are 45. Leaving the time spent in class (i.e. three hours per week) you are expected to spend sufficient time per week in private reading, study and course work for this subject.

Plagiarism and cheating are serious offences and will be severely dealt with. Plagiarism involves using the work of another person and presenting it as ones own. Encouraging or assisting another person to commit plagiarism is a form of improper collusion and is also unacceptable. Any of the following acts constitutes plagiarism unless the sources of each quotation or piece of borrowed material are clearly acknowledged: 1. copying out part(s) of any document or audio-visual material (including computer based materials); 2. using or extracting another persons concepts, experimental results, or conclusions; 3. summarizing another persons work; 4. in an assignment where there was collaborative preparatory work, submitting substantially the same final version as another student whether in whole or part.

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1. Foundation studies 1 (Chemistry component book), Maldives National University. 2. Success in Chemistry by John Bandtock and Paul Hanson 3. Chemistry Cambridge low price edition by Richard Harwood 4. Complete Chemistry GCSE(O/L) Educational Development Centre, Maldives.

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