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Techniques in Chemistry

Paper Code: 09040208

S.No. Topic Domain   Time
1 Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy –

1.Principles, 2.Instrumentation, Sensitivity and detection limits,

3. Interferences in AAS and their elimination.


Must Know




2. Atomic Emission Spectroscopy-

1. Principles

2. Sources for excitation,

3. Instrumentation,

4. Qualitative and

quantitative Analysis.




Must Know



3. Flame Photometry-

1. Principles,

2. Interferences, Evaluation methods in Flame Photometry,

3. Principle and Applications of TGA and DTA.




Must Know



3. Nanomaterials Technology:

1. Nanomaterials and their historical perspective.

2. Applications of

nanoscience and nanotechnology in various fields.

3. Unique properties of nanomaterials due to their nanosize, Quantum dots,

4. Techniques for their synthesis:- Hydrothermal, Solvothermal, Microwave irradiation, sol-gel, Precipitation, Reverse Micelle Synthesis, Physical Vapour deposition (PVD), Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD), Electro deposition,

5. Characterization of nanomaterials by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Energy dispersive X-ray Analysis. Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), Atomic Force microscopy (AFM) techniques.

6. Properties of

nanostructured materials:  opticals, magnetic, chemical and photo catalytic properties.



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4. Purification of organic compounds using

1.chromatographic    techniques:

2. paper chromatography,

3. Thin- Layer Chromatography,

4. Column Chromatography, 5. High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC),

6. Gas Chromatography,

7. Ion-Exchange Chromatography,

8. Counter- Current distribution and Electrophoresis




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Book Recommended

  1. Poole, Charles P., Jr. Frank and J. Owens. Introduction to Nanotechnology. Wiley India
  2. Sachdeva, Mamta. V. Basics of Nanochemistry.
  3. Sergeev, G. B. and K. L. Klabunde.Nanochemistry. 2013. Elsevier.
  4. Fahrner, W.R. Nano Technology and Nanoelectronics. Springer International.
  5. Vantra, M. D., S. Evoy and J.R. Heflin-Introducation to Nanoscience and Technology.
  6. Edited Springer.
  7. Lindsey, S. M. Introduction to Nanosciences. Oxford Press.
  8. Muralidharan, V. S. and A. Subramania. Nano Science and Technolony.
  9. Budhiraja, R.P. Basic Concepts of Analytical Chemistry by S.M. Khopkar,
  10. New age International Publishers.
  11. Sharma,B.K. Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis. Goel Publishing House.