Appendix 1: The course description of all chemistry courses with indicating the total credit hour, theory credit hour and the practical credit hour for each course.
101101 General Chemistry (1)                                                    (3-3-0)*
Prerequisites: None
This course introduces basic ideas of general chemistry covering: the atomic/molecular view of matter, scientific measurements, elements - compounds and the periodic table, the mole and stoichiometry, reactions in aqueous solutions, redox reactions, the quantum mechanical atom, chemical bonding, theories of bonding and structure.
*(3-3-0): total credit hour - theory credit hour - practical credit hour
101102 General Chemistry (2)                                                      (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: 101101
This course introduces basic ideas of general chemistry covering: Properties of gases; intermolecular attractions and the properties of liquids and solids; properties of solutions; chemical kinetics; chemical equilibrium, acids and bases; thermodynamics, energy and chemical change.
101103 General Chemistry                                                             (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: None
This course introduces basic ideas of general chemistry covering: chemistry and the atomic/molecular view of matter, scientific measurements, the periodic table, the mole and stoichiometry, redox reactions, the quantum mechanical atom, the basics of chemical bonding, theories of bonding and structure.
101106 General Chemistry (1) Laboratory                                   (1-0-1)
Prerequisites: 101101 or concurrently
This course introduces basic ideas of practical general chemistry covering: Safety laboratory instructions, introduction to laboratory equipment, qualitative analysis (chemical tests for some anions and cations), quantitative analysis (experiments for determination of: Density of solids and liquids, empirical formula of a compound, limiting reactant, formula of hydrated copper(II) sulfate, volumetric analysis, vinegar analysis, chemicals in everyday life).
101107 General Chemistry (2) Laboratory                                   (1-0-1)
Prerequisites: 101102 or concurrently
This course introduces basic ideas of practical general chemistry covering: Experiments for determination of: Molecular weight of a volatile liquid, pH, Equilibrium constant (by spectrophotometry), molar solubility and Ksp, Farady’s constant, Rate law. Experiments involving: Analysis of hydrogen peroxide, colligative properties, potentiometric titration, electrolytic cell, hydrolysis and buffers.
101108 General Chemistry Laboratory                                          (1-0-1)
Prerequisites: 101103 or concurrently
This course introduces basic ideas of practical general chemistry covering: safety laboratory instructions, introduction to laboratory equipment, qualitative analysis (chemical tests for some anions and cations), quantitative analysis (experiments for determination of: empirical formula of a compound, limiting reactant, molecular weight of a volatile liquid, Faraday’s constant, molar solubility and Ksp, volumetric analysis, vinegar analysis).
101115 Organic Chemistry for Medical Sciences                           (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: 101103
This course introduces basic ideas of organic chemistry covering: classification of organic compounds, chemical bonding, hydrocarbons; Alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, cycloalkanes and aromatics; stereochemistry, alkyl halides, alcohols, phenols, ethers, epoxides, aldehydes, ketones, amines, carboxylic acids and derivatives.
101117 Organic Chemistry Laboratory                                          (1-0-1)
Prerequisites: 101115 (or Concurrently)
This course introduces basic ideas of practical organic chemistry covering: Separation and purification of organic compounds; synthesis using various techniques; identification of functional groups by different organic methods.
101211 Organic Chemistry (1)                                                       (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: 101102
This course introduces basic ideas of organic chemistry covering: Atomic structure and bonding in organic compounds, constitution and properties of the different classes of organic compounds (alkanes, cycloalkanes, alkenes, alkynes and alkyl halides) with considerable attention to nomenclature, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms, and synthetic organic chemistry.
101212 Organic Chemistry (2)                                                       (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: 101211
This course introduces further topics of organic chemistry covering: Spectroscopic techniques in organic chemistry (Mass spectrometry, UV-Visible, IR, and NMR), Basic chemistry of aromatic compounds and organic compounds of different functional groups (alcohols and phenols, ethers and epoxides, aldehydes and ketones and carboxylic acids), with considerable attention to nomenclature, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms, and synthetic organic chemistry.
101213 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1)                                   (2-0-2)
Prerequisites: 101211
This course introduces further topics of practical organic chemistry covering: Separation and purification of organic compounds; synthesis using various techniques; identification of functional groups by different organic methods.
101231 Inorganic Chemistry (1)                                                    (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: 101102
This course introduces basic ideas of inorganic chemistry covering: Atomic structure, electromagnetic radiation, atomic spectra and the Bohr model of the hydrogen atom, wave properties of matter, some principles of quantum mechanics, atomic orbitals, the building-up principle, atomic parameters, bonding theories, the octet rule, structure and bond properties, the VSEPR theory, VBT, the H2 molecule, polyatomic molecules, MOT, homonuclear and heteronuclear diatomic molecules, structures of solids, unit cells, crystal structure, close packing, alloys, energies of ionic bonding, molecular symmetry, symmetry elements and symmetrical operations, point groups, polar and chiral molecules.
101232 Inorganic Chemistry (2)                                                    (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: 101231
This course introduces further topics of inorganic chemistry covering: Lewis acids and bases; transition metals and coordination chem., bonding; electronic structure and isomerism in complex ions, crystal field theory, ligand - field theory, transition metal complexes and color, electronic spectra of atoms, reaction mechanisms of d-metal complexes.
101241 Analytical Chemistry                                                          (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: 101102
This course introduces basic ideas of analytical chemistry covering: Introduction to analytical chemistry, quantitative analysis including errors and the treatment of analytical data; titrimetric and gravimetric methods of analysis; review of chemical equilibrium; acid-base titrations; acid-base equilibria in complex systems; complex formation titrations.
101243 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory                                      (1-0-1)
Prerequisites: 101241 (or Concurrently)
This course introduces basic ideas of practical analytical chemistry covering: Gravimetric and volumetric analysis, acid-base reactions, and oxidation-reduction reactions.
101311 Organic Chemistry (3)                                                       (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: 101212
This course introduces further selected topics in organic chemistry (carbanions and enolates, amines and heterocycles, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, pericyclic reactions) with considerable attention to nomenclature, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms, and synthetic organic chemistry.
101312 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2)                                  (2-0-2)
Prerequisites: 101213
This course introduces additional techniques of separating organic mixtures, as well as, systematic identification of organic compounds based on their: Physical, chemical and spectral properties. This course is designed to augment organic chemistry 101213.
101313 Biochemistry                                                                      (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: 101212
This course introduces basic ideas of biochemistry covering: Chemistry of biologically important chemicals such as: Carbohydrates; amino acids and proteins; lipids; nucleic acids; metabolic pathways; vitamins, with considerable attention to nomenclature in biological systems, and importance of stereochemistry.
101321 Physical Chemistry (1)                                                      (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: 101102 and 103102
This course introduces basic ideas of physical chemistry covering: Kinetic-molecular theory of ideal gases; molecular collisions. equilibrium states and reversibility, first, second and third laws of thermodynamic, chemical equilibrium in solution, temperature and pressure dependence of equilibrium constants, phase recognition, vapor pressure relations, the Clausius - Clapeyron equation, classification of phase transitions, the chemical potential, equilibrium between Phases, phase rule and phase diagram.
101322 Physical Chemistry (2)                                                      (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: 101321
This course introduces further topics of physical chemistry covering: Chemical kinetics and Pre exponential factor theories, Reactions in solution, influence of ionic strength, influence of hydrostatic pressure, reaction dynamics, types of composite reactions, steady state treatment, catalysis, solutions of electrolytes, Faraday’s law of electrolysis, molar conductivity, Arrhenius theory, Ostwald’s dilution law, Debye - Huckel theory, thermodynamics of electrochemical cells, applications of emf measurements, surface chemistry, the Langmuir isotherm, chemical reactions on surfaces.
101323 Physical Chemistry Laboratory (1)                                   (2-0-2)
Prerequisites: 101321
This course introduces basic ideas of practical physical chemistry covering experiments in the main field of: Thermodynamics, thermo-chemistry, spectrophotometry, solutions and phase equilibria.
101331 Inorganic Chemistry (3)                                                    (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: 101232
This course introduces some important topics of inorganic chemistry covering: s and p block organometallic compounds; Classification; nomenclature; structure and bonding; stability; electron deficient; electron–rich and electron–precise organometallic compounds, d and f block organometallic compounds, 18 – electron rule ; 16 – electron rule; d block carbonyls; Π acceptor ligands; metal carbonyls: synthesis, structure, properties and reactions; metal complexes with hydrogen, alkenes, alkilidines, alkylidynes, dienes, allyls and polyenes; catalysis, homogeneous, heterogeneous and some catalytic industrial processes e.g.hydroformylation; polymerization, Monsanto acetic acid synthesis; hydrogenation of alkenes; SO2 – oxidation; ammonia synthesis.                      
101343 Instrumental Methods of Analysis                                    (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: 101243
This course introduces further topics of inorganic chemistry covering an introduction to theoretical and practical aspects of instrumental analysis. This includes: ultraviolet/visible spectroscopy, flame photometry, atomic absorption spectroscopy, x- ray fluorescence, infrared absorption spectroscopy, electro analytical methods, high performance liquid chromatography and gas chromatography.
101344 Instrumental Methods of Analysis Laboratory                 (1-0-1)
Prerequisites: 101343 (or Concurrently)
This course introduces some important contents related to analytical methods covering: Qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis using different instrumental methods, such as: Ultraviolet/visible spectroscopy, flame photometry, infrared absorption spectroscopy, electro analytical methods, high performance liquid chromatography and gas chromatography.
101345 Electro-analytical Chemistry                                             (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: 101241
This course introduces some important contents related to electrochemical methods used in analysis covering theory and instrumental techniques that encompass static and dynamic electro-analytical measurements, such as: Potentiometry, voltammetry, polarography, coulometry, gas sensing probes and electrogravimetry. Focus will be on analytical applications, utilizing correct techniques for solving specific analytical problems.
101346 Analysis and Synthesis of Chemical Products                  (1-1-0)
Prerequisites: 101241
This course introduces some important contents covering: Preparation, analysis and applications of some industrial products, such as: Detergents, dyes, soaps and some natural products.
101347 Analysis and Synthesis of Chemical Products Lab           (1-0-1)
Prerequisites: 101348 or concurrently
This course introduces some important practical contents covering: manufacture, analysis and applications of some industrial products, such as: polymers, detergents, cosmetics, dyes, insecticides, oils, fats and natural products.
101413 Heterocyclic Chemistry                                                      (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: 101212
This course introduces some important contents related to heterocyclic chemistry covering: Synthesis and reactions of the following classes of heterocycles: saturated heterocycles containing one heteroatom (N, O or S); heteroaromatics: Furan, thiophene, pyrrole, pyridine, quinoline and isoquinoline; indole; nomenclature of condensed heteroaromatics; natural occurrence and biological activity of heterocyclic compounds.
101421 Physical Chemistry (3)                                                      (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: 101322 and 103222
This course introduces the idea of quantum chemistry covering: Electromagnetic radiation and the old quantum theory, quantum mechanics of some simple systems, quantum mechanics of hydrogen-like atoms, many-electron atoms, approximation methods in quantum mechanics, molecular orbital theory, Hückel theory for more complex molecules, emission and absorption spectra, Beer - Lambert law, Zeeman effect and an introduction to NMR.
101422 Physical Chemistry Laboratory (2)                                   (2-0-2)
Prerequisites: 101323
This course introduces further experiments in physical chemistry covering chemical kinetics; electrochemistry; transfer process and spectroscopy.
101425 Colloids and Surface Chemistry                                         (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: 101322
This course introduces basic ideas of colloidal  chemistry covering: An introduction to chemistry of surfaces and colloids, the structure of surface and adsorbed layers, liquid films on surface, solid-liquid interface, instruments used in chemistry of surfaces and colloids, physical properties of colloidal particles, types, preparation and application of colloidal solutions, stability of colloidal systems, characterization of colloidal systems (Microscopy, FF-TEM, Cryo-TEM, SANS, AFM), rheology of colloids, coagulation phenomenon, critical micelle concentration, emulsion and its application.
101431 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory                                       (2-0-2)
Prerequisites: 101232
This course introduces some practical experiments in inorganic chemistry covering: Synthesis and characterization of transition – metal complexes. Characterization methods used are: Melting point determination, Electrical conductance; IR; UV/VIS.; and other recent practical methods used to study chemical complexes when available.
101435 Special Topics in Chemistry                                               (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: 101232
This course is taught by staff members from different fields of chemistry under different topics according to each staff member`s specialization.
101441 Environmental Chemistry                                                  (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: 101102
This course introduces some topics related to environmental chemistry covering: Environmental chemical concepts, the earth atmosphere, stratospheric chemistry, tropospheric chemical smog, tropospheric chemical precipitation, atmospheric aerosols, chemistry of urban and indoor atmosphere, the chemistry of global climate.
101442 Chemical Physics                                                               (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: 101421
This course introduces some topics related to chemical physics covering: importance of angular momentum in chemical physics (especially in atomic structure); electron spin and algebraic matrices representing electronic structure.
101443 Physical Organic Chemistry                                               (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: 101311
This course introduces some topics related to physical organic chemistry covering: The relation between chemical structure and reactivity, investigation of the mechanism by different approaches including: Chemical kinetics, stereochemistry and spectroscopy, detailed mechanisms of selected organic reactions.
101445 Seminar                                                                              (1-1-0)
Prerequisites: Department Approval
The student gets acquainted with the different literature sources, undertakes a literature search in a topic in chemistry, and submits a specialized chemical term paper.
101447 Quality Control                                                                   (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: 101241
This course introduces some important topics related to quality control covering: Basic principles of quality; good manufacturing procedures; statistical tables; laboratory accreditation; quality related costs; inspection and testing methods.
101448 Research Project                                                               (2-0-2)
Prerequisites: Department Approval
Research project, including literature survey under the supervision of departmental staff members. A joint research project with local industries may be arranged.
101451 Nuclear Chemistry                                                             (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: 101241
This course introduces some important topics related to nuclear chemistry covering: Introduction, early history of radioactivity, atomic nuclei, atomic structure, nuclear particles, nuclear properties, binding energy, nuclear shell structure, radioactive decay processes, nuclear  stability, alpha, beta and  gamma decay, equations of radioactive decay and growth, exponential decay, interaction of radiation with matter, radioactive applications, tracers in chemical applications, analytical applications, radiochemistry applied to medicine.
101452 Environmental Pollution                                                     (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: 101102
This course introduces some important topics related to environmental pollution covering fundamental concepts of the different types of environmental pollution and problems. The causes and results of: Water, air, nutrients, radial, thermal, noise and land pollution. Special focus will be on: Ecology, greenhouse effect, global warming, acid rain, ozone depletion, environmental regulations and pollution control methods.
101453 Petroleum Chemistry                                                        (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: 101212
This course introduces some important topics related to petroleum chemistry covering: Composition of natural gas; coal and petroleum (crude oil), petroleum refinery (unit operations for isolation of different cuts, treating, and unit processes, for manufacture of other chemicals not found in petroleum), natural gas as a source for syngas for production of methanol and other petrochemicals, gasoline and octane number.
101454 Organic Industries (1)                                                       (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: 101212
This course introduces some important topics related to industrial organic chemistry covering: Basic organic industrial chemistry, industrial catalysis, and selected organic industries as decided by the instructor.
101455 Inorganic Industries                                                          (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: 101232
This course introduces some important topics related to industrial inorganic chemistry covering preparation of some industrial inorganic products and the challenges involved, such as: Sulfur industry, nitrogen based industrial products, mineral extraction, mineral fertilizers, industrial and domestic water production, industrial gas productions, inorganic solids, cement, glasses, and pigments. Emphasis is on learning the importance of inorganic chemical industry, its economic impact, individual chemical processes and production challenges.
101456 Computer Applications in Chemistry (1)                          (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: 101321
Applications of computers in advanced topics in chemistry and graphing applications.
101457 Computer Applications in Chemistry (2)                          (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: 101321
Computer programming and its applications in chemistry; Basic and Fortran languages and their applications in solving problems.
101458 Organic Industries (2)                                                       (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: 101212
This course introduces some additional important topics related to industrial organic chemistry covering selected organic industries, including: Polymers, rubber, plastics, resins, synthetic fibers, sponge and adhesives.
9100101 Science and Life                                                               (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: None
Science in the Arab and Islamic world in the middle ages (history of science; scientific communication between Arabs and Europeans; translation; the scientific renaissance of the Arabs in the middle ages); science, technology and society (the nature of science and technology and their mutual relations; characteristics of contemporary science and technology; the impact of science and technology on modern society; science and technology in developing countries).
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