Chemistry

Programmes Offered

Curriculum

B.Sc. in Chemistry

B.Sc. (Honours) in Chemistry

Students who passed second year with GPA ≥ 4 are eligible to attend B.Sc. (Honours) classes for three more years. After finished successfully, they earn B.Sc. (Hons) degree majoring in Chemistry.

M.Sc. in Chemistry

Students who passed B.Sc. (Honours) with GPA greater than 4 are eligible to attend M.Sc. classes for two more years. After finished successfully, they are earned M.Sc. degree majoring in Chemistry.

Course Descriptions

Chem 1001: General Chemistry I
This module first deals with the study of the electronic structure of atom and periodic properties. Students, studying the electronic structure of atom, will be able to observe the electrical nature of matter, origins of Quantum Theory, periodic table and periodic properties of elements. Moreover, students will be able to extend their knowledge of Organic Chemistry by studying aliphatic compounds I.
Chem 1002: General Chemistry II
This module first deals with the study of the types of chemical bonds. By studying the types of chemical bonds, students will be able to observe how chemical bonds are formed as well as about the bond angle, bond length and bond energies. Then, the students can have the knowledge about the metals and metalloids from this module. Moreover, students will be able to extend their knowledge by studying of the general properties of aqueous solutions. It focuses on the study of Raoult’s Law, osmosis and osmotic pressures. From this module, students can be able to extend their study about the aliphatic compounds.
Chem 1101: Fundamental Chemistry I
This module first deals with the study of the electronic structure of atom and periodic properties. Students, studying the electronic structure of atom, will be able to observe the electrical nature of matter, origins of Quantum Theory, periodic table and periodic properties of elements. This module then studies about the properties of gases and solutions. It focuses on the study of kinetic molecular theory of gases, surface tension and viscosity. Moreover, students will be able to extend their knowledge of Organic Chemistry by studying aliphatic compounds I.
Chem 1102: Fundamental Chemistry II
This module first deals with the study of the types of chemical bonds. By studying the types of chemical bonds, students will be able to observe how chemical bonds are formed as well as about the bond angle, bond length and bond energies. Then the students can have the knowledge about the metals and metalloids from this module. Moreover, students will be able to study the general properties of aqueous solutions. It focuses on the study of Raoult’s Law, osmosis and osmotic pressures. From this module, students can be able to extend their study about the aliphatic compounds.
Chem 2101: Inorganic Chemistry I
This module deals with the study of Non-metallic element, Chemical Bonding, Molecular Orbitals in Chemical Bonding and The transition metals. Students will be able to recognize the properties of group VA, VIA, VIIA and VIIIA elements. And will also know the VSEPR theory and bond order and stability of chemical bonding. From this module, students can be able to extend their study about complex Ion Formation.
Chem 2102: Physical Chemistry I
This module deals with the study of basic concept of thermodynamics. The students can have the knowledge of thermodynamics laws. And they can also study about the thermodynamics parameters such as enthalpy, entropy, free energy. From this module, students can be able to extant their study about the phase equilibrium for the mutli-component system
Chem 2103: Organic Chemistry I
This module deals with the study of aliphatic compounds, aromatic compounds and polyfuncitonal compounds. Student will able to recognize the functional derivatives of carboxylic acid, about benzene and its homologues series and nomenclature and reaction of some polyfunctional compounds.
Chem 2104: Chemistry in Society
This module deals with the study of chemistry related to society. It focuses primarily on the study chemistry in agriculture, chemistry in food, chemistry in medicine. Students will recognize the how society is impacted by knowledge of chemistry.
Chem 2106: Inorganic Chemistry II
This module focuses on the coordination chemistry and structure of ionic compounds. By studying this module, student can observe the Warner’s coordination theory and crystal stricture of inorganic compound. Student can also be able to extent their knowledge by studying the binary and ternary compounds.
Chem 2107: Physical Chemistry II
This module deals with the basic concept of chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium and the phase rule. The students can have the knowledge about the rate of reaction and factor affecting the reaction rate. And then they can also know how the temperature and pressure effect on the reaction rate. From this module, students can also be able to study about the phase rule and know how they can calculate the degree of freedom of the given system.
Chem 2108: Organic Chemistry II
This module focuses on the isomerism of organic compounds and the natural products. By studying this module, student will be able to classify the type of isomerism. They can also recognize the medicinal value of phytochemical products. From this module, students can be able to extend their study about the natural and synthetic polymer and the stereochemistry of polymerization.
Chem 2109: Water Chemistry
This module deals with the importance of water, water pollution and water treatment process. The students can have the knowledge about hydrologic cycle and the method of water distribution. From this module, students can be able to extend their knowledge about the sources of pollutions, types of pollution and prevention of water pollution to wastewater treatment processing.
Chem2001: Chemistry I
This module first deals with the study of transition metals. By studying the transition metals, students will be able to study about the members and configurations, characteristic properties of, 3d, 4d and 5d transition series elements and complex ion formation. Moreover, students will be able to get the knowledge about basic concepts of thermodynamics and aromatic compounds. It focuses on the study of thermodynamic terms, basic concepts, types of thermodynamic laws, thermodynamic processes, enthalpy of a system, entropy change for an ideal gas, Joule- Thomson effect, the Carnot cycle and nature of aromatic compounds.
Chem2004: Chemistry II
This module deals with the study on the structures of ionic compounds. By studying the structure of ionic compounds, students can observe about close packing of spheres, interstitial sites, crystals, etc.. Then, students will be able to study basic concepts of chemical kinetics and chemical equilibrium. It focuses on the study of rate or velocity of a reaction, collision theory, order of reaction, how to determine the order of reaction. Moreover, student will be study thermodynamic derivation of the equilibrium constant, Le-chaterlier-Braun principle, types of chemical equilibria and variation of equilibrium constant with temperature and pressure.
Chem 3101/3201: Inorganic Chemistry III
This module deals with the organometallic chemistry and complexes of acceptor  ligands. By studying this module, student will know the thermodynamics and kinetics stabilities and catalytic reaction. From this module, students can be able to extend the knowledge about the ligand having extended  system.
Chem 3102/3202: Physical Chemistry III
This module first deals with the study of basic concept of molecular spectroscopy. Then the students can have the knowledge about the surface chemistry and surface thermodynamics. Students will able to know about the different types of spectroscopy. Moreover student will recognize the surface interaction between the liquids on solids and liquids.
Chem3103/3203: Organic Chemistry III/I
This module first deals with the study of theoretical concepts of organic chemistry concerning reactants, types of reactions and about the factors influencing a reaction. Moreover, students will be able to study about the nucleophilic substitution and elimination reactions from this module. It focuses on the study of SN1, SN2, E1 and E2 reactions.
Chem3104/3204: Analytical Chemistry I
This module first deals with the study of practical aspects of chemical analysis and treatment of analytical data. From this module, students will be able to observe preparing and analysis of real samples, accuracy, precision and significant figures. Moreover, students will be able to study about the gravimetric analysis and precipitation titrations.
Chem 3105/3205: Biochemistry
This module focuses on the fundamental concepts of biochemistry, biomolecules, enzymes, metabolism and molecular genetics. By studying this module, students will know about the type of biomolecules, the action of many enzymes that involved in the biological process. They can also know the metabolism about the glycolysis and citric acid cycle. Moreover, students will also be able to study the double helix structure of DNA and Biosynthesis of proteins.
Chem3107/3207: Inorganic Chemistry IV/II
This module first deals with the study of non-aqueous solvent systems. By studying the non-aqueous solvent systems, students will be able to study about classification and general properties of solvents like liquid ammonia, liquid sulphurdioxide, etc.. Moreover, students will also be able to study about the theories of the coordinate bond in metal complexes. It focuses on the study of valence bond theory, crystal field theory, ligand field theory and molecular orbital theory.
Chem3108/3208: Physical Chemistry IV/II
This module first deals with the study on physical chemistry of macromolecules. By studying the physical chemistry of macromolecules, students will be able to study basic terms and definitions concerning the macromolecules and polymerization reactions. And then they can observe the molecular weight determination methods and polymer morphology. Moreover, students will be able to study the quantum chemistry. It focuses on the study of waves and particles, historical perspective, electromagnetic radiation, particle nature of radiation and etc.. From this module, students can also be able to extend their knowledge about wave-particles nature of light, spectroscopy and schrodinger equation.
Chem3109/3209: Organic Chemistry IV/II
This module first deals with the study of stereochemistry. By studying the stereochemistry, students will be able to have the knowledge about the stereoisomers, prediction of enantiomerism and naming enantiomers (R, S system of nomenclature optical activity). Moreover, student will be able to study about amino acids, peptides, proteins and nucleic acids. It focuses on the study of structure of amino acids, separation and reactions of amino acids and resolution of racemic mixtures of amino acids. Moreover, students will be able to study the classification of proteins, about the structure of DNA and RNA and hydrolysis of nucleic acid.
Chem3111/3211 :Environmental Chemistry
This module first deals with the study of air pollution, water pollution and water use and management. By studying the air pollution, students can have the knowledge about atmosphere, radiation pollution, noise pollution and how to control the air pollution. And then the students will be study the water quality today, types and effects of water pollution and how to prevent and control of water pollution. Moreover, students will be able to study the water use and management. It focuses on the study of water resources, major water compartments and water availability and use. From this module, students can be able to study air and water pollution.
Chem 4101/4201: Inorganic Chemistry V/III
This module focuses on the stability of isotopes, symmetry and point groups, and toxicological effects of mercury and arsenic compounds. By studying this module, students will recognize the nuclear knowledge from stability to health and safety aspects. They can also know about the symmetry operation and point groups. From this module, students can be able to extend their study about the toxic effect of mercury and arsenic.
Chem 4102/4202: Physical Chemistry V/III
This module focuses on the statistical thermodynamics and molecular spectroscopy. Students can also study the Boltzmann distribution law. By studying the molecular spectroscopy in this module, they will able to distinguish between the rotational and vibrational spectroscopy.
Chem 4103/4203: Organic Chemistry V/III
This module emphasis on the electrophilic addition to unsaturated carbons and electrophilic aromatic substitution. By studying this module, students will know the different organic reaction that may occur in unsaturated and aromatic compounds. m
Chem 4104/4204: Analytical Chemistry III
The module focuses on the separation techniques involving extraction and cinematographic methods. And then the fundamental concepts of electrode processes can be observed by studying this module. Students will also know the idea about the distribution ratio and distribution coefficient that influence the solvent extraction process. Students will be able to have the knowledge about the very powerful separation techniques such as GC, LC, IC, TLC. They can also extend their knowledge by studying the electroanalytical methods to obtain the quantitative data about the samples.
Chem 4106/4206: Petroleum Chemistry
This module focuses on the original and nature of petroleum, their properties and petrochemicals. By studying this module, student will know about the cracking process, how cracking is important and know it is the process that can convert the unwanted large hydrocarbon molecules to more demand shorter molecules.
Chem 4106/4206: Petroleum Chemistry
This module focuses on the original and nature of petroleum, their properties and petrochemicals. By studying this module, student will know about the cracking process, how cracking is important and know it is the process that can convert the unwanted large hydrocarbon molecules to more demand shorter molecules.
Chem 4107/4207: Inorganic Chemistry VI/IV
This module deals on the actinide elements and electronic absorption spectra of complexes. By studying this module, students will know the separation of transuranium elements and their application. Moreover, they will also recognize the geometry of complexes and can extend their knowledge of the thermodynamic and kinetic stability of complexes.
Chem 4107/4207: Inorganic Chemistry VI/IV
This module deals on the actinide elements and electronic absorption spectra of complexes. By studying this module, students will know the separation of transuranium elements and their application. Moreover, they will also recognize the geometry of complexes and can extend their knowledge of the thermodynamic and kinetic stability of complexes.
Chem 4108/4208: Physical Chemistry VI/IV
This module focuses on two main branches: electrochemistry and quantum chemistry. In electrochemistry, electrical parameters and such as specific conductance and dielectric constant can be studied. The importance of standard electrode potential and the role of salt bride in cell can also be studied. Form the study of quantum mechanics, students will be able to observe about the Schrodinger equation and the wave function.
Chem 4109/4209: Organic Chemistry VI/IV
This module deals with the aldehyde, ketone and carboxylic acid from the point of view of nucleophilic substitution. By studying this, students will be able to know the different form of nucleophilic substation reactions. Moreover, this module includes about the organic spectroscopy. Different types of spectroscopy scuh as UV spectroscopy and FT IR spectroscopy can be observed. Students will able to extend their knowledge about the relation between the spectroscopic data and molecular information about the molecules.
Chem 4110/4210: Analytical Chemistry IV
This module focuses on the spectroscopic techniques of analysis and complex formation equilibrium. By studying this module, student will know about the Beer’s law for the quantitative measurement of sample. Moreover, they will know the application of complexes formation titration using EDTA ligand.
Chem 4111/4211: Introduction to Nanoscience
This module deals with the Nanoscience, nanomaterials and its applications. By studying this module, student will recognize the properties of nanomaterial that is very different form their bulk state. And they will also know how to fabricate the material in nanometer scale to obtain the unique properties that cannot be obtained in the ordinary materials.
Chem 5201: Inorganic Chemistry V
This module deals with the gamma spectrometry and inorganic reaction mechanism. By studying this module, student will recognize the stable and radioactive atoms, observed the interaction of radiations with matter and will be able to study about the radiation detectors. Students will also know the qualitative and quantitative interpretation of nuclide by using radiations detectors. And students will also be able to gain the knowledge about some of the inorganic reaction types: dissociation and addition reaction, free radical reactions, substitution reactions and oxidation-reduction reactions.
Chem 5202: Physical Chemistry V
This module deals with chemical kinetics, electrochemical reactions and photochemistry. By studying this module, students will able to know the different types of kinetics such as enzyme kinetics and kinetics of polymerization. Then the students will also know about the adsorption isotherm. They can also extend their knowledge by studying the radiative and nonradiative transition in molecules and the photochemical reactions.
Chem 5203: Organic Chemistry V
This module focuses on the advanced organic spectroscopic techniques and advanced organic reaction mechanisms. Students can interpret the spectrum data to obtain the structural information of organic compound by using the different types of NMR techniques.
Chem 5204: Analytical Chemistry V
This module focuses on graphical determination of pH, chemical sensors and the biosensors. By studying this module, students can plot the different types of graph to extract the some analytical information about the acid-base system. And then, students will classify the chemical sensors. They can also extend their knowledge by studying the production of biological surface to make biosensors.
Chem 5205: Nuclear Chemistry I
This module focuses on the various radioactive decay process and detection of radioisotopes. By studying this chapter, students will recognize the different types of decay and spontaneous fission process. And then, the basic principles of various types of radiation detectors such as ionization detectors, scintillation detectors, etc can also be studied.
Chem 5206: Nutritional Chemistry
This module deals with the awareness of the nutrients requirements, energy requirements for the human. Students will be able to gain the knowledge about the micronutrients and macronutrients for human body.
Chem 5207: Inorganic Chemistry I
This module focuses on the solid state theory, group theory and its applications. By studying this module, students will know how the structure of the solid state by analyzing the experimental data. And then they also can also observe the aspects of vibrational spectroscopy on group theory. They can also extend their knowledge by studying the some application of group theory in bonding.
Chem 5208: Physical Chemistry VI
This module focuses on the quantum chemistry and material science. By studying this module, students will be able to be able to study the allowed energy state of the electrons by interpreting the spectra obtained from the specific atoms. And then, the students will also be able to observed the electronic configuration of atoms and the unique position of the atoms in the periodic table. Moreover, the geometry of the nanoscale carbon and fullerenes can be studied in this module. The potential application of nanometer sized materials can also be known by studying this module.
Chem 5209: Organic Chemistry VI
This module deals with the organic synthesis, chromatographic separations techniques and organometallic compounds. By studying this chapter, students will be able to know the multistep organic synthesis and retrosynthesis analysis. And then, students can have knowledge about the powerful separation techniques applied to organic compounds such as adsorption and column chromatography. From the organometallic studied, student will be able to know the synthesis method of many organometallic compounds.
Chem 5210: Analytical Chemistry VI
This module focuses on the various optical analytical methods, automatic analytical instruments and optical rotatory dispersion. By studying this module, students will be able to understand the instrumental methods based on the spectroscopic principles and know how to operate the sophisticated automated analytical instruments.
Chem 5211: Nuclear Chemistry II
This module focuses on the production method of radioisotopes and nuclear transformation process. By studying this module, students will be able to know the how the different radioisotopes can be produced. And then, students can understand the neutron activation analysis to the qualitative and quantitative determination of specific nuclides. They can also extend their knowledge by studying the different types of nuclear reactors.
Chem 5212: Nanochemistry II
This module focuses on the preparation and characterization of nanoparticles. In characterization techniques, XRD, SEM, TEM, FTIR and UV techniques will also be studied. They can extend their knowledge by studying the nanoparticles based sensor for the quantitative analysis of the sample.
Chem 611: Advanced Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry
This module focuses on the advanced course of the transition elements and electronic structure of their compounds, reaction mechanisms of complexes. By studying this module, students will have the knowledge about the d-orbital energy level splitting and the ligand field splitting energy of the complexes.
Chem 612: Advanced Physical Chemistry
This module deals with the advance course on the colloidal, surface and catalytic chemistry, equilibrium.
Chem 613: Advanced Organic Chemistry
This module focuses on the stereochemistry of organic compound and organic spectroscopy. The students will also gain the knowledge about the organic polymers and their reactions.
Chem 614: Advanced Analytical Chemistry
This module deals with the electroanalytical chemistry. By studying this module, students will be able to know the electroanalytical techniques such as voltammetry and amperometry. And then, students will able to extend their knowledge about the two type of end point detection methods, volumetric method and coulometric method.
Chem 621: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry and Nuclear Chemistry
This module focuses on the homogeneous and homogeneous catalytic reactions of organometallic compound, bioorganic chemistry and nuclear chemistry
Chem 622: Advanced Physical Chemistry
This module deals with the advanced quantum chemistry and chemical statistics.
Chem 623: Advanced Organic Chemistry
This module deals with the advanced heterocyclic chemistry. They will also be able to gain the knowledge about medicinal chemistry concerning drugs, antibacterial agents and their activities.
Chem 624: Advanced Analytical Chemistry
This module deals with the environmental chemistry and basic concept about the research methodology.

Dr. Aye Aye Cho

Professor(Head)

Dr. Mya Thuzar

Dr. Mya Thuzar

Professor

Dr. San Nwe Zin

Associate Professor

Dr. Moe Thuzar Lwin

Associate Professor

Dr. Aye Myint Sein

Associate Professor

Dr. Moe Moe Ye

Associate Professor

Lecturers

  • Daw Khin Maw Myint
  • Daw Lay Thandar
  • Dr. Khin Cho Khat
  • Daw Cho Cho Lwin
  • Dr. Theint Theint Aung
  • Daw Tin Moe Moe
  • Dr. Phyu Phyu Thaw
  • Daw Kyawt Kyawt
  • Daw Myat Thuzar Swe
  • Dr. Ei Ei Hlaing
  • U Ye Min Htet
  • Dr. Theingi Win Naing
  • Dr. Thaw Thaw Zin
  • Dr. May Mon Kyaw
  • Dr. Ei Ei San
  • Daw Khaing Zar Wint
  • Dr. Thwe Thwe Aye
  • Dr. May Hnin Aye
  • Dr. Yin Yin Htun

Assistant Lecturers

  • Daw Yinn Mar Shwe
  • Daw Kyin Wine
  • Daw Myo Myo Hlaing
  • Dr. Zaw Moe Oo

Demonstrator

  • Dr. Maing Thet Mar Tun
Mission
  • Collecting technical information, doing researches, distributing information, applying and reviewing for the society
  • Producing intellectually wise, discerning and responsible human resources
Vision
Bago University’s main goal is to produce highly qualified, competent, undergraduate human resources for the purpose of building a modern, developed nation.
Contact
Bago University
Yangon-Mandalay Highway Road, (8/9) ward, Oakthar Myothit, Bago, Bago Region, Myanmar.