GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES

 

COMPULSORY COURSES

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CODE: HOH001              GENERAL CHEMISTRY A1 

      The course provides first knowledge for students of Chemistry and Materials Science Department. It deals with chemical theories about basic models of atomic structure, periodic variations of elements’ properties, fundamental forces and their effect to materials’ properties in solid, liquid and gas state.

 

CODE : HOH002             GENERAL CHEMISTRY A2

     Introduce students to the facts, concepts, and vocabulary of chemistry that will enable them to make informed decisions on issues that involve chemical concepts. Give opportunity to use the scientific method to formulate explanations for events in the natural world. Explore the role of measurement in the development of these explanations and the use of logic to test the validity of claims. Show relationships of chemistry to other disciplines, such as mathematics and the biological sciences. Demonstrate the application of chemistry concepts in the everyday world. Give opportunity to apply learned concepts in new situations of both practical and theoretical significance. Give opportunity to read selected scientific materials and apply appropriate language to describe and analyze scientific events. Develop students’ scientific problem-solving skills through sequential, mathematically oriented assignments.

     The contents are chemical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, general chemical equilibrium, properties of the solution, acid and base equilibrium, pH, buffers, ionic compound solubility and equilibrium electrochemistry.

 

CODE: HOH091              GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY A

     The objective of the general chemistry laboratory course is to become proficient in techniques used by practicing chemist, to use and handle safely and properly laboratory glasswares, to carry out experiments safely and carefully in the laboratory, to obtain data accurately and to manipulate the data correctly. This course also complements and consolidates the theoretical knowledge acquired in the general chemistry lecture course. In as much as this course is only a supplement to general chemistry lecture courses, students must have had the general chemistry lecture.

 

CODE: HOH043              INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY

     The course aims to introduce an overview and basic concepts of chemistry, as well as the relationship between chemistry and other fields. Students are helped to image their careers after graduation in chemistry through the course. Furthermore, students are trained personal and interpersonal skills which will be improved further in the next courses during four year bachelor program.

     The academic contents and skills of the course is summarized as below.

Contents:

•  Roles and positions of chemists;

•  Career opportunities after graduation;

•  Relationships between chemistry and other areas in life and industries;

• Modern chemical features: environmental pollution, new materials, new developed methodologies in chemistry;

•  Major research areas at the faculty of chemistry.

Skills:

•  Project planning and project management (1);

•  Team work, problem solving (2);

•   Presentation (3).

 

CODE: HOH041              COMPUTER SCIENCE FOR CHEMISTRY 

    This course introduces the basic informatic skills for students:

•  The techniques for text processing, data and graph processing

•  The functions of the simple software to draw the chemical formulas

•  Introduction of the softwares for simulation and basic calculations

• Make a simple scientific report.

 

CODE: HOH050              SAFETY IN CHEMISTRY LABORATORY

     This course provides the basic knowledge of safety rules in the laboratory, the basic skills in performing experiments, working with hazardous chemicals and learn how to use some common instruments and personal protective equipments in chemistry laboratories..

 

CODE : HOH110             QUANTUM CHEMISTRY

    The course was started after the students were equipped with some basic knowledge of science (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry).

      The course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics and its applications to chemical systems. Several simple systems (1-D, 2-D, and 3-D particle-in-a-box; harmonic oscillator) and Advanced systems with multielectrons were discussed to illustrate the formulation and solution of basic quantum mechanics problems. The application of quantum mechanics will be demonstrated by discussion of aspects of electronic, vibrational spectroscopy of diatomic molecules, and chemical bonding in simple molecules.

     This course provides students with the necessary knowledge of  quantum chemistry for further courses in spectroscopy, applied quantum chemistry, drug design, molecular modeling  and calculations in chemistry, biology and materials science.

 

CODE: HOH111              INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1

    The course consists of non transition elements chemistry and fundamental concepts about crystallography.

    The reseach on large amount of elements distributed in periodic table - appear in nature or artificial synthesys helps us to understand problems of inorganic chemistry via laws of chemical properties’ variation of chemical bondings, acid -  base properties, redox properties and ability to form complex. This system allows us to reduce remarkably amount of knowledge needed to remember. Besides, this system also enables to predic the trend to solve practical problems.   

 

CODE: HOH112              INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2

      The main content focuses on basic theory about complex - coordination compounds – and chemistry of d block elements. Part of d block elements chemistry provides knowledge about nature of chemical bonding, properties of element and compound, state of existence and appilcation. Some topics based on foundation of inorganic chemistry such as catalytic materials, metal complex, inorganic biology are also presented.

 

CODE: HOH113              INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 1

     The course is designed for students of Chemistry Department. In this course, students carry out to synthesize some inorganic compounds of non-transition elements and do some experiemnts to depict chemical reactions in inorganic chemistry (acid-base reaction, redox reaction)

 

CODE: HOH114              INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 2

     The course is designed for students of Chemistry and Materials Science Department. In this course, students carry out to synthesize some inorganic compounds of transition elements in more complicated conditions than inorganic chemistry lab. 1 and do some experiemnts to depict chemical reactions in inorganic chemistry of transition element (acid-base reaction, redox reaction)

 

CODE: HOH115                ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1

      The course provides the theoretical basis of the electronic structure of organic compounds, reaction mechanisms, spectroscopic methods.

      Basic knowledge of the electronic structure of organic compounds including orbital, electrons, valence bond (VB) theory, structural isomerism, inductive effect, resonance effect, hyperconjugation effect.

       The stereochemistry of organic compounds was also mentioned.

       Summary and distinguish reaction mechanisms in organic chemistry, the substitution reaction (SN1, SN2) and the reduction reaction (E1, E2) were introduced. Recognizing some important factors in organic reactions, such as acid-base type, nucleophiles and electrophiles, solvents…

      Besides, this course introduces the biological compounds, the metabolism, and the pericyclic reaction.

   Some common spectroscopic methods such as ultraviolet (UV), infrared spectroscopy (IR), mass spectrometry (MS), and nuclear magnetic resonance spectrum (NMR) were also mentioned to elucidation the chemical structure of an organic compounds.

 

CODE: HOH116              ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2

      This course presents the chemistry of functional groups such as ether, epoxide, thiol, sulfide, carbonyl (aldehyde, ketone, carboxylic acid and their derivatives), nitrile, and amine. In particular, focusing on the chemistry of carbonyl compounds, including the nucleophilic addition, the alpha-C substitution, and the condensation reaction.

      This course also focuses on introducing the polymer and biological compounds such as carbohydrates, amino acids, peptides, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, and the metabolism.

     This course is an introduction to the pericyclic reaction and application of spectroscopic methods to elucidate the structure of organic compounds.

 

CODE: HOH117               ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 1 

      This is the basis course after the students had knowledge of General Chemistry A1, A2 (HOH001, HOH002), as well as goods of general chemistry laboratory (HOH091). The course provides the basic skills including separation, purification (such as crystallization, sublimation, distillation, chromatographic methods...). Moreover, this course helps students to improve the teamwork skills, report writing, problem-solving ...

 

CODE: HOH118              ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 2           

       This course is in the module of fundamental knowledge which is taught in the 5th semester. It supplies student with basic background on organic synthesis as well as improves and advances the knowledge in Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1.

     This course instructs the students in the synthetic methodology to prepare different compounds, the methods for reaction yield improvement, isolation and purification of products.

 

CODE: HOH119              ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 1

       The course consists of two interlaced parts

+ Part 1 : Ionic equilibrium in solution. This part covers the equilibrium of four basic chemical reactions covering acid-baz, complexonic, precipitation and oxidation reduction reactions

+ Part 2 : Principles of chemical analysis.

 

CODE: HOH120           ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 2

       The course introduces the basic principles of most currently used instrumental techniques/methods in quantitative analytical chemistry. These include molecular absorption spectrophotometry, atomic absorption/emission spectrometry, chromatography and electrochemistry. The students, managed to comprehend the principles of the methods, the instrumentation and the operational principles of the instruments, proceed with the basic application of the analytical methods in scientific research and routine analysis.

      The students are also supposed to combine chemical equilibrium and the characteristics of instrumental techniques for evaluation and selection of relevant instrumental analytical methods in concert with samples in order to be fitness-for-purpose.

 

CODE: HOH121              ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 1           

       The course is divided into two parts:

+ Part 1: Qualitative analysis which consists of 5 laboratory lessons regarding to the qualitative analysis of typical inorganic ions. The identification of anions and cations are carried out using selective chemical reactions. Some anions or cations which exhibit identical chemical properties are grouped and separated using group-selective chemical reagents before species selective identification.

+ Part 2: Quantitative analysis which consists of 8 fundamental laboratory lessons  based on chemical reactions. The lessons cover quantatively chemical reactions regarding to acid-base, complexonic, precipitation and oxidation/reduction.

 

CODE: HOH122              ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 2

       The course helps the third students to gain their knowledge as well as improve their skills in instrumental analysis. The analytical instruments used in the course are technical/analytical balances, UV-VIS spectrophotometer, atomic spectrometer, potentiometer, pH meter, liquid and gas chromatographs. Basic statistical treament and simple calibration of analytical instruments are also involved in the course.

 

CODE: HOH123              PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 1

      Thermodynamical chemistry: Basics of thermodynamics are given: laws of thermodynamic state functions, equilibrium phase rule, colligating properties of solutions, homogeneous and heterogeneous chemical equilibrium.

      Colloid chemistry studies the physical chemistry of heterogenous highly dispersed systems and the surface phenomena. Based on the viewpoint of modern colloid chemistry, the course introduces the main problem to the forces of surface and adsorption, optical properties, Brownian motion, electrical properties and stability of colloidal systems.

       Introduction to polymer, Molecular mass of polymer, Synthesis of polymer.

 

CODE: HOH124             PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 2

       Part 1: The course deals with the derivation of the equations for the kinetics of reactions of different orders, methods for determining the order of reactions, the dependence of reaction rates on temperature. It also briefly treats the theory of collision and the theory of the transition state, reactions in solution, chain reactions, photochemical reactions. The sections on the catalytic reactions are also set out. Here the definitions of catalysis, the kinetics of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalytic reactions and the enzyme catalysis are considered.

      Part 2: Introduction of electrolyte, the interaction of ion-solvent, ion-ion in solution, the conductivity of electrolyte, the thermodynamics of Galvanic element and power source

 

CODE: HOH125              PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 1

      The course deals with the fundamental knowledges of Thermodynamics, Polymer and Colloidal Chemistry. The content of the experiments focus on the method of data processing, the relation between the physico-chemical index and concentration.

 

CODE: HOH126              PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 2

      The course deals with the derivation of the equations for the kinetics of reactions of different orders, methods for determining the order of reactions, the dependence of reaction rates on temperature. This course also deals with the various methods for pH, conductivity UV-VIS absorbance determination of the chemical solution.

 

CODE: HOH127              SPECTROSCOPIC METHODS

     The course provides principles, techniques and applications of uv-vis-infrared spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, X-Ray Diffraction in order to identify name and chemical struture of compounds.

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