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Re: M.Sc Chemistry Syllabus Calicut University

The University of Calicut or Calicut University is an associating university situated at Thenjipalam in Malappuram district of Kerala state in India. The University has a number of off-campus centres in nearest districts Calicut University was set up in 1968 and was administered by Dr. M.M Ghani in the 1970s.

As you are asking for the syllabus of M.Sc Chemistry of Calicut University so here I am attaching the pdf which contains following contents.

Code Course Title Instruction
/ Week Credits
CH1CO1 Theoretical Chemistry I 4 4
CH1CO2 Inorganic Chemistry I 4 4
CH1CO3 Organic Chemistry I 4 4
CH1PO1 Inorganic Chemistry Practical I 4
CH1PO2 Organic Chemistry Practical I 4
CH1PO3 Physical Chemistry Practical I 4
Total Credits (Core) 12
CH2CO4 Theoretical Chemistry II 4 4
CH2CO5 Physical Chemistry I 4 4
CH2CO6 Organic Chemistry II 4 4
CH2PO1 Inorganic Practical I 4 4
CH2PO2 Organic Practical I 4 4
CH2PO3 Physical Practical I 4 4
Total Credits (Core) 24
CH3CO7 Physical Chemistry II 4 4
CH3CO8 Inorganic Chemistry II 4 4
CH3PO4 Inorganic Practicals II 4
CH3PO5 Organic Practicals II 4
CH3PO6 Physical Practicals II 4
CH3EO1 Synthetic Organic Chemistry 4 4
CH3EO2 Natural Products 4 4
CH3EO3 Polymer Chemistry 4 4
Total Credits – Core8
Elective 4

CH4CO9 Advanced Topics in
Chemistry 4 4
CH4PO4 Inorganic Chemistry
Practical II 4 4
CH4PO5 Organic Chemistry Practical
II 4 4
CH4PO6 Physical Chemistry
Practical II 4 4
CH4EO4 Instrumental Methods of
Analysis 4 4
CH4EO5 Computational Chemistry 4 4
CH4EO6 Material Science 4 4
CH4EO7 Industrial Catalysis 4 4
CH4EO8 Bioinorganic and
Organometallic Chemistry 4 4
CH4PrO1 Research Project and Viva
Voce 5+3=8
Total Credits - Core
Total credits of the
Core 60
Elective 12
Project and Viva Voce 8
Total Credits 80

Syllabus of M.Sc Chemistry for Calicut University.

UNIT I : The Foundations of Quantum Mechanics (9 h). Historical
background of quantum mechanics. Detailed discussion of postulates of
quantum mechanics – State function or wave function postulate, Born
interpretation of the wave function, well behaved functions,
orthonormality of wave functions; Operator postulate, operator algebra,
linear and nonlinear operators, Laplacian operator, Hermitian operators
and their properties, eigen functions and eigen values of an operator;
Eigen value postulate, eigen value equation, eigen functions of
commuting operators; Expectation value postulate; Postulate of timedependent
Schrödinger equation of motion, conservative systems and
time-independent Schrödinger equation.

UNIT II : Quantum mechanics of translational & vibrational motions (9
h). Particle in a one-dimensional box with infinite potential walls,
important features of the problem; Free particle in one-dimension;
Particle in a one-dimensional box with finite potential walls (or particle in
a rectangular well) – tunneling; Particle in a three dimensional box,
separation of variables, degeneracy.
One-dimensional harmonic oscillator (complete treatment):- Method of
power series, Hermite equation and Hermite polynomials, recursion
relation, wave functions and energies, important features of the problem,
harmonic oscillator model and molecular vibrations.

UNIT III : Quantum mechanics of Rotational motion (9 h). Co-ordinate
systems:- Cartesian, cylindrical polar and spherical polar coordinates and
their relationships. Rigid rotator (complete treatment): The wave
equation in spherical polar coordinates, planar rigid rotor (or particle on
a ring), the Phi-equation, solution of the Phi-equation, handling of
imaginary wave functions, wave functions in the real form; Non-planar
rigid rotor (or particle on a sphere), separation of variables, the Phiequation
and the Theta-equation and their solutions, Legendre and
associated Legendre equations, Legendre and associated Legendre
polynomials, Rodrigue's formula, spherical harmonics (imaginary and
real forms), polar diagrams of spherical harmonics.
Quantization of angular momentum, quantum mechanical operators
corresponding to angular momenta ((Lx, Lx', Lx), commutation relations
between these operators, spherical harmonics as eigen functions of
angular momentum operators Lx & Lx, Ladder operator method for
angular momentum, space quantization.

UNIT IV : Quantum Mechanics of Hydrogen-like Atoms (9h). Potential
energy of hydrogen-like systems, the wave equation in spherical polar
coordinates, separation of variables, the R, Theta and Phi equations and
their solutions, Laguerre and associated Laguerre polynomials, wave
functions and energies of hydrogen-like atoms, orbitals, radial functions
and radial distribution functions and their plots. angular functions
(spherical harmonics) and their plots. The postulate of spin by
Uhlenbeck and Goudsmith, Dirac's relativistic equation for hydrogen
atom and discovery of spin (qualitative treatment), spin orbitals,
construction of spin orbitals from orbitals and spin functions.

UNIT V : Approximation methods in quantum mechanics (9 h). Manybody
problem and the need of approximation methods; Independent
particle model; Variation method – variation theorem with proof,
illustration of variation theorem using a trial function [e.g.,
x (a-x)] for particle in a 1D-box and using the trial function e-ar for the
hydrogen atom, variation treatment for the ground state of helium atom;
Perturbation method – time-independent perturbation method (nondegenerate
case only), illustration by application to particle in a ID-box
with slanted bottom, perturbation treatment of the ground state of the
helium atom.

UNIT VI : Quantum mechanics of many-electron atoms (9 h). Hartree
Self-Consistent Field method for atoms; Spin orbitals for many electron
atoms, symmetric and antisymmetric wave functions, Pauli's
antisymmetry principle; Slater determinants; Hartree-Fock Self-
Consistent Field (HF-SCF) method for atoms, Hartree-Fock equations
(derivation not required) & the Fock operator; Roothan's concept of basis
functions – Slater type orbitals (STO) and Gaussian type orbitals (GTO).

UNIT VII : Chemical bonding in diatomic molecule (9 h). Schrödinger
equation for a molecule, Born – Oppenheimer approximation; Valence
Bond (VB) theory – VB theory of H2 molecule, singlet and triplet state
functions (spin orbitals) of H2; Molecular Orbital (MO) theory – MO theory
of H2
+ ion, MO theory of H2 molecule, MO treatment of homonuclear
diatomic molecules – Li2, Be2, C2, N2, O2 & F2 and hetero nuclear diatomic
molecules – LiH, CO, NO & HF, bond order, correlation diagrams, noncrossing
rule; Spectroscopic term symbols for diatomic molecules;
Comparison of MO and VB theories.

UNIT VIII : Chemical Bonding in polyatomic molecules (9 h).
Hybridization – quantum mechanical treatment of sp, sp2 & sp3
hybridisation; Semi empirical MO treatment of planar conjugated
molecules – Hückel Molecular Orbital (HMO) theory of ethylene,
butadiene & allylic anion, charge distributions and bond orders from the
coefficients of HMO, calculation of free valence, HMO theory of aromatic
hydrocarbons (benzene); formula for the roots of the Hückel
determinantal equation, Frost-Hückel circle mnemonic device for cyclic

1. F.L. Pilar, Elementary Quantum Chemistry, McGraw-Hill, 1968.
2. I.N. Levine, Quantum Chemistry, 6th Edition, Pearson Education Inc.,
3. I.N. Levine, Student Solutions Manual for Quantum Chemistry 6th Edition,
Pearson Education Inc., 2009.
4. P.W. Atkins and R.S. Friedman, Molecular Quantum Mechanics, 4th
Edition, Oxford University Press, 2005.
5. M.W. Hanna, Quantum Mechanics in Chemistry, 2nd Edition, W.A.
Benjamin Inc., 1969.
6. Donald, A. McQuarrie, Quantum Chemistry, University Science Books,
1983 (first Indian edition, Viva books, 2003).
7. Thomas Engel, Quantum Chemistry & Spectroscopy, Pearson Education,
8. J.P. Lowe, Quantum Chemistry, 2nd Edition, Academic Press Inc., 1993.
9. Horia Metiu, Physical Chemistry – Quantum Mechanics, Taylor & Francis,
10. A.K. Chandra, Introduction to Quantum Chemistry, 4th Edition, Tata
McGraw-Hill, 1994.
11. L. Pauling and E.B. Wilson, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, McGraw-
Hill, 1935 (A good source book for many derivations).
12. R.L. Flurry, Jr., Quantum Chemistry, Prentice Hall, 1983.
13. R.K. Prasad, Quantum Chemistry, 3rd Edition, New Age International,
14. M.S. Pathania, Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy (Problems &
Solutions), Vishal Publications, 1984.
15. C.N. Datta, Lectures on Chemical Bonding and Quantum Chemistry,
Prism Books Pvt. Ltd., 1998.
16. Jack Simons, An Introduction to Theoretical Chemistry, Cambridge
University Press, 2003.

UNIT I : (9 h). Acid base theories – strength of acids and bases, Factors
governing acid strength, solvent leveling, effect of hard and soft acids
and bases, super acids, chemistry of non aqueous solvents – liquid NH3,
SO2, H2SO4 and HF. Heterogeneous acid-base reactions – surface acidity,
Solid and molten acids in industrial processes.

UNIT II (9 h). Electron deficient compounds – synthesis, reactions, structure
and bonding. Boron hydrides, styx numbers, Boron cluster compounds,
Wade's rule, Hydroborate anions, Organoboranes and hydroboration,
Polyhedral anions, Carboranes, Metalloboranes, Borazines and Borides.

UNIT III (9 h). Phosphorus-nitrogen compounds; Phosphazene, cyclo- and
linear phosphazenes. Phosphorus-sulphur compounds; Sulphur-nitrogen
ring and chain compounds – synthesis, structure, bonding and uses.
Silicones – Synthesis, structure and applications. Carbides and silicides.
Silicates and aluminosilicates – framework of silicates, structure and

UNIT IV (9 h). Standard reduction potentials and their diagrammatic
representations Ellingham diagram. Latimer and Frost diagram.
Pourbaux diagrams. Metallic corrosion and passivity, Isopoly and
heteropoly anions of early transition metals.

UNIT V (9 h). Errors and treatment of analytical data, limitations of analytical
methods, accuracy and precision, classification and minimization of
errors, significant figures, standard deviation, statistical treatment of
data, students tests, confidence limit, Q test, Method of least squares.

UNIT VI (9 h). Theory Indicators, Acid-base, redox, absorption,
complexometric and luminescent indicators, Titrations in non-aqueous
solvents, Complex formation titrations, Principles of gravimetric analysis,
Formation and properties of precipitates, Co-precipitation, Precipitation
from homogeneous solution, Washing of the precipitate, ignition of the
precipitate, Fractional precipitation, Organic precipitants.

UNIT VII (9 h). Introduction to co-ordination Chemistry – Stereochemistry of
coordination compounds. Formation constants, factors influencing
stability, methods of determination of stability constants, stabilization of
unusual oxidation states. Chelate-macrocyclic and template effects,
ambidentate and macrocyclic ligands. Valence bond theory and its

UNIT VII (9 h). The crystal field and ligand field theories, orbital splitting in
octahedral, tetrahedral and square planar fields. Factors affecting crystal
field splitting, spectrochemical and nephelauxetic series, Racah
parameters, Jahn-Teller effect, MO theory – composition of ligand group
orbitals. MO diagram of complexes with and without pi-bonding. The forbitals
and f-block complexes.

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Calicut, Malappuram, Kerala 673635
Phone: 0494 240 7227

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