Higher Education


Chemistry (As per AICTE Model Curriculum 2018)

Author(s): Prasanta Rath | Subhendu Chakroborty

ISBN: 9789386668646

2nd Edition

Copyright: 2019

India Release: 2018


Binding: Paperback

Pages: 354

Trim Size: 241 x 181 mm

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This book covers all topics taught to the first-year undergraduate students of all engineering disciplines and caters to most engineering colleges and universities in India. It follows the AICTE recommended syllabus and puts together all the relevant material and presents each chapter in a simple, comprehensive, and illustrative manner. This textbook covers topics from diverse branches of chemistry, viz., general, inorganic, organic, and analytical chemistry in addition to a topic, nanomaterials, from material science. Each chapter includes a variety of solved and unsolved problems/exercises to help reinforce learning and boost the confidence of the learner/reader. The book also showcases a Lab Manual consisting of 15 laboratory experiments, providing the students with the much-needed practical knowledge of the subject.

  • Comprehensive coverage of topics in an organized and systematic manner
  • A right balance between the theory behind the concepts and their applications
  • A neat and student-friendly visual presentation
  • Rich pedagogy to support and illustrate the material for easy and effective learning
  • Lab Manual, given at the end of the book, to impart valuable practical exposure
  • Unit-wise Previous Years’ Questions of WBUT are available at www.cengagebrain.com

Chapter 1 Atomic and Molecular Structure

Chapter 2 Spectroscopic Techniques and Applications       

Chapter 3 Intermolecular Forces and Potential Energy Surfaces

Chapter 4 Use of Free Energy in Chemical Equilibria

Chapter 5 Periodic Properties

Chapter 6 Stereochemistry   

Chapter 7 Organic Reactions and Synthesis of a Drug Molecule

Prasanta Rath

Prasanta Rath is Associate Professor at School of Applied Sciences, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. He has more than 15 years of experience in teaching and has published and presented a number of research papers in national and international journals and conferences.


Dr. Subhendu Chakroborty

Dr. Subhendu Chakroborty is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the School of Sciences, Auro University, Surat, India. He also worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering, National Central University, Taiwan. He has worked as a researcher at some of the premier institutes of India such as CDRI (CSIR) Lucknow and IIT Indore. His research interests and expertise extends over broad areas of medicinal chemistry, polymeric biomaterials, environmental chemistry, non-fouling materials, and most recently, have tended to concentrate on the development of biocompatible surface coatings for multidimensional and diversified materials. He has published 18 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, 3 books, and 3 book chapters.