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JNTUK R20 1-2 Applied Chemistry Material PDF Download

Students enrolled in the CSE/IT branch at JNTUK R20 can download unit-wise R20 1-2 Applied Chemistry materials/notes in PDF form by following the link below.

The objectives of this course are to:

  • Highlight the importance of plastics in household appliances and composites in the aerospace and automotive industries
  • Understand the basics of constructing electrochemical cells, batteries, and fuel cells, as well as the mechanism of corrosion and ways to prevent it
  • Describe the preparation of semiconductors, nanomaterials, and superconductors, as well as the engineering applications of nanomaterials and the use of liquid crystals
  • Address the increasing demand for power and the need for alternative sources due to dwindling fossil fuel reserves, including the introduction of advanced instrumental techniques
  • Outline the basics of computational chemistry and molecular switches.



  • Introduction to polymerization, including methods such as emulsion and suspension, and the mechanical properties of polymers
  • Plastics, including compounding, fabrication techniques such as compression, injection, blown film, and extrusion, preparation, properties, and applications (e.g. PVC, polycarbonates, Bakelite)
  • Mention specific examples of plastic materials used in electronic gadgets and the recycling of e-plastic waste
  • Elastomers, including preparation, properties, and applications (e.g. Buna S, Thiokol, polyurethanes)
  • Composite materials, including fibre-reinforced plastics, conducting polymers, biodegradable polymers, biopolymers, and biomedical polymers

Upon completing this unit, students should be able to analyze various types of composite plastic materials and understand the conduction mechanism in conducting polymers.

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  • Single electrode potential, electrochemical series, and the uses of the series
  • Standard hydrogen electrode and calomel electrode
  • Construction of glass electrodes
  • Batteries, including dry cells, Li-ion batteries, and zinc air cells
  • Fuel cells, including H2-O2, CH3OH-O2, phosphoric acid, and molten carbonate types
  • Definition of corrosion and theories of corrosion, including chemical and electrochemical
  • Types of corrosion, including galvanic, differential aeration, and stress corrosion
  • Galvanic series and factors influencing the rate of corrosion
  • Methods of corrosion control, including proper design and cathodic protection
  • Protective coatings, including surface preparation, cathodic coatings, anodic coatings, electroplating, and electroless plating (nickel)
  • Paints, including constituents, functions, and special paints

Upon completing this unit, students should be able to use the theory of the construction of electrodes, batteries, and fuel cells to redesign engineering products, classify the reasons for corrosion and study methods for controlling corrosion.

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  • Part I: Non-elemental semiconducting materials, including stoichiometric, controlled valency, and chalcogen photo/semiconductors, and preparation methods such as distillation, zone refining, Czochralski crystal pulling, epitaxy, diffusion, and ion implantation. Semiconductor devices will also be discussed, including p-n junction diodes and junction transistors.
  • Insulators and magnetic materials, including electrical insulators and Ferro- and ferrimagnetism, and the Hall effect and its applications
  • Part II: Nanomaterials, including introduction, the sol-gel method, characterization using BET, SEM, and TEM, and the applications of graphene, fullerenes, and carbon nanotubes
  • Liquid crystals, including types and applications
  • Superconductors, including Type I and Type II, characteristics, and applications

Upon completing this unit, students should be able to synthesize nanomaterials for modern engineering applications, summarize the preparation of semiconductors, and analyze the applications of liquid crystals and superconductors.

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  • Part A: Spectroscopic techniques, including the electromagnetic spectrum, UV absorption (laws, instrumentation, theory of electronic spectroscopy, Frank-Condon principle, chromophores and auxochromes, intensity shifts, and applications), FT-IR (instrumentation, differentiation of sp, sp2, sp3, and IR stretching of functional groups such as alcohols, carbonyls, and amines, and applications), and magnetic resonance imaging and CT scan (procedure and applications)
  • Part B: Non-conventional energy sources, including photovoltaic cells, hydropower, geothermal power, tidal and wave power, and ocean thermal energy conversion (design, working, schematic diagrams, advantages, and disadvantages)

Upon completing this unit, students should be able to analyze the principles of various analytical instruments and their applications and design models for energy using different natural sources.

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In Unit 5 of this course, the following topics will be covered:

  • Computational chemistry, including an introduction to computational chemistry and molecular modeling and docking studies
  • Molecular switches, including the characteristics of molecular motors and machines, and examples of rotaxanes and catenanes as artificial molecular machines, such as acid-base controlled molecular shuttles, molecular elevators, and autonomous light-powered molecular motors

Upon completion of this unit, students should have an understanding of computational chemistry and molecular machines.

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Text Books:

  • “Engineering Chemistry” by P.C. Jain and M. Jain (15th edition), published by Dhanpat Rai & Sons
  • “Engineering Chemistry” by Shikha Agarwal, published by Cambridge University Press
  • “A Textbook of Engineering Chemistry” by S.S. Dara, published by S. Chand & Co
  • “Engineering Chemistry” by Shashi Chawla, published by Dhanpat Rai Publication Co

Reference Books:

  • “Engineering Chemistry” by K. Sesha Maheshwaramma and Mridula Chugh, published by Pearson India
  • “Engineering Chemistry” by O.G. Palana, published by Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited
  • “Preparation and Characterization of Materials” edited by CNR Rao and JM Honig, published by Academic Press
  • “Textbook of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology” by B.S. Murthy, P. Shankar, and others, published by University Press


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