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Prof. Nkiko Mojisola Olubunmi
B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D

On behalf of the faculty, I warmly welcome you to the Department of Chemistry at the University of Medical Sciences (UNIMED), Ondo City, Nigeria. Almost three decades ago, I took the giant strike you are taking now to study chemistry as a career and I never regret it as a result of the national and international opportunities that I have enjoyed. What a golden choice you have made!!!!


The Department of Chemistry is one of the founding academic departments at UNIMED since inception in 2015 approved to offer B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degree programs. All our faculty members are Ph.D. holders in different specializations in the field of chemistry. Our faculty members are team-spirited, intellectual, proficient and result-oriented. The Department of Chemistry is well equipped with teaching and research laboratories, lecture halls, staff offices, e-library, and well-furnished Departmental office.


The Department of Chemistry shares the vision and mission of the University. We are committed to teaching, research and training through the creation of sound knowledge on the recent advances in Chemistry and the application of these tools in meeting global competitiveness in health care delivery, health education, research institutes, food/beverage, pharmaceutical, petrochemical industries, etc.


The Department of Chemistry is anchored on the philosophy of training students to have the capacity for scientific inquiry, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Among other things, the philosophy includes the provision of opportunities for students to benefit from the various research activities and findings, to enable them to compete effectively in the global world.

I most sincerely wish you a hitch-free academic program and success in your academic pursuit within the Department and the Institution at large.


Yours Sincerely,

Prof. Nkiko Mojisola Olubunmi B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D




The Bachelor’s degree programme in Chemistry (B. Sc. Chemistry) in the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo City, Ondo State, is anchored on the philosophy of training students to have adequate capacity for deep inquiry, critical thinking and problem solving skills. Among other things, the philosophy includes provision of opportunities for students to benefit from the various research activities and findings, to enable them compete effectively in the global world and to equip chemistry graduates with sufficient training as a pre-requisite for advance training or general foundation for further professional trainings in diverse field. The Department is committed to teaching research and training through creation of sound knowledge on the recent advances in Chemistry and the application of these tools in meeting Nigeria’s aspirations to attain global competitiveness in health care delivery, health education, research institutes, food/beverage, pharmaceutical, petrochemical industries etc.



1.   To produce unique high level Chemistry graduates with deep competency in pure and applied Chemistry disciplines and relevant expertise that will complement in solving research problems, health care and societal issues.

2.   To develop in students a broad and balance foundation of chemistry knowledge and practical skills

3.   To produce functional graduates that are employable either by government, private establishments or self, in order to check the intractable problem of unemployment, poverty, and brain drain.

4.   To provide the students with adequate and intensive training in all areas of Chemistry including relevant areas of Analytical, Industrial, Food, Inorganic, Organic, Polymer and Environmental Chemistry

5.   To provide thorough training and orientation, and appreciation of chemistry in all facets of economy growth and development.

6.   To popularize and accelerate the acquisition of Chemistry amongst University students and society at large.

7.   To develop and instill in students the ability to apply knowledge and skills to solving theoretical and practical problems in chemistry.

8.   To ensure the students are exposed to broad areas of knowledge upon which they can build a research career, while also expanding and attracting research opportunities for both academic staff and students.

9.   To adhere to laid down standards towards achieving set goals via the incorporation and subsequent review of mechanisms that would stand the test of time.





CHM 111:  General Chemistry I                 (3 Units)  

Atoms, molecules and chemical reaction; Chemical equations and stoichiometry, Atomic structure and periodicity; Modern electronic theory of atoms; Radioactivity; Chemical bonding; Properties of gases; Equilibria and Thermodynamics; Chemical Kinetics; Electrochemistry.


CHM 112:  Practical Chemistry I                 (1 Unit)


CHM112 is designed to illustrate the principle entailed in lecture course of CHM111 which involves quantitative analyses: gravimetric analysis and volumetric analysis (Titrimetric Analysis: Acid-Base, Redox titrations etc).




 CHM 121:  General Chemistry II                (3 Units)


Historical survey of the development and importance of Organic Chemistry; Nomenclature and classes of organic compounds; Homologous series; Functional groups; Isolation and Purification of organic compounds; Qualitative and quantitative organic chemistry; Stereochemistry; Determination of structure of organic compounds; Electronic theory in organic chemistry; Saturated hydrocarbons; Unsaturated hydrocarbons. Periodic table and Periodic Properties; Valence Forces; Structure of solids. The Chemistry of selected metals and non-metals. Qualitative analysis.

CHM 122:  Practical Chemistry II                      (1 Unit)

A course designed to illustrate the principle covered in lecture course of CHM 121 involving qualitative analyses of unknown samples such as test for cations, anions, unsaturation, functional groups and food substances.




 CHM 211:  Physical Chemistry I                      (2 Units)

 Pre-requisite -CHM 111: Kinetic theory of gases; Behaviour of real gases; The law of thermodynamics; Entropy and   free energy; Reactions and Phase equilibria; Reaction rates; Rate laws; mechanism and  theories of  elementary processes; photochemical reactions; Basic electrochemistry.                                    

CHM 212:  Structure and Bonding                     (2 Units)

 Pre-requisite -CHM 111 and 112: Idea of quantum states, orbitals, shape; and energy. Simple valence theory, electron repulsion theory, atomic spectra. Methods of determining   molecular shape, bond lengths and angles. The structure and chemistry of some representative main group element compounds

CHM 213: Inorganic Chemistry I                                 (2 Units)

Pre-requisite -CHM 112: Chemistry of First row transition metals. Introduction to co- ordination chemistry including elementary treatment of crystal field theory. Comparative Chemistry of the following elements: (a) Ga, In, TI, (b) Ge, Sn, Pb, (c) As, Sb, Bi (d) Se, Te, Po. Elementary introduction to Organometallic Chemistry. Role of metals in biochemical Systems.

CHM 214: Experimental Physical and Inorganic Chemistry         (1 Unit)

A course designed to illustrate the principle covered in CHM 211 and CHM 213 which entails determination of rate of reaction, order of reaction, synthesizes of inorganic complexes and determination of their yield.



CHM 221: Analytical Chemistry I                    (2 Units)


 Pre-requisite -CHM 111 and 112: Theory of Errors; and statistical treatment of data: Theory of sampling. Chemical methods of analysis including volumetric, gravimetric and physiochemical methods, Optical method of   analysis; separation methods.


 CHM 222: Organic Chemistry I                    (2 Units)       

Factors affecting structure and physical properties of organic compounds; Factors availability of electrons; Stereochemistry. Methane, energy of activation and free radical substitution reactions in alkanes. Functional group chemistry. Electrophilic and Nucleophilic substitution reaction. Aromacity. Various organic reactions, e.g. addition free radical, elimination reactions, etc.

CHM 223: Experimental Organic and Analytical Chemistry        (1 Unit)

A course designed to illustrate the principle covered in CHM 222 and CHM 221 which involves qualitative analysis of organic compounds, determination of melting point, determination of suitable solvents for recrystallization, solvent extraction, sampling techniques and statistical treatment of data and chromatographic techniques.



CHM 310: Experimental Physical Chemistry            (1 Unit)

A course designed to illustrate the principle covered in CHM 311 which entails solution properties of compounds and colligative properties of solutions.

 CHM 311: Physical Chemistry II                     (2 Units)              

Pre-requisite -CHM 211: A review of Gibbs Function. Chemical thermodynamics. Introduction to statistical thermodynamics .Ideal solutions. Non-Ideal solutions. Properties of electrolytes. Colligative Properties.


CHM 312: Applied Spectroscopy                          (2 Units)

Principles and applications of UV, IR, NMR and Mass spectroscopy the determination and elucidation of structures of organic compounds.


CHM 313: Instrumental Methods of Analysis                          (3 Units)

Spectroscopic techniques. Quantitative analysis. X-ray methods. Flurorescence methods.Nuclear Magnetic resonance and Electron spin resonance. Refractometry and Interferometry Polarimetry, Polarography Calorimetry.

CHM 314:  Petrochemistry:                            (2 Units)

Petroleum in the contemporary energy scene. Nature, classification and composition of crude petroleum and natural gases. Distribution of petroleum and natural gases resources (the global and Nigerian situations). Petroleum technology Survey of refinery products and process. Petrochemicals in industrial raw materials. Prospects for the petrochemical industry in Nigeria & LNG.

CHM 315:  Carbohydrate Chemistry                            (2 Units)

Classification, structure and nomenclature. Sugars. General reaction, preparations and reaction mechanisms Configurations. Empimerization.


CHM 316: Colour Chemistry and Technology                           (3 Units)

Colour and constitution. Chemistry, properties of dyes and pigments. Classification of dyes and fibres. Dyeing mechanisms. Preparation and dyeing of natural and synthetic fibres. Colour fastness properties. Quality control procedures and the colouration industry. Paints, Inks-classification, Preparation and uses.


CHM 317: Industrial Chemical Processes I                            (3 Units)


Production of primary intermediates and synthesis of industrial organic chemicals; Polymers, adhesives, dyes, explosives, insecticides, pesticides, herbicides, flavouring agents and pharmaceutical. Fermentation process.

CHM 318:  Natural Products Chemistry                                (2 Units)  


Definition, classification, isolation, identification, synthesis, elucidation and biological importance of terpenoids, carotenoids, steroids, alkaloids and lipids. 

CHM 319: Experimental Analytical Chemistry            (1 Unit) 

A course designed to illustrate the principle covered in CHM 312 and CHM 313which entails quantification of chemical substances using spectrometer, polarimeter, refractometer, colorimeter etc. Determination and elucidation of structures of organic compounds.



CHM 321:  Atomic and Molecular Structure and Symmetry    (3 Units)


Pre-requisite -CHM 212: Schroedinger equation. Helium atom, ground and excited States, Spin and Pauli Principle.Hydrogen molecule, Comparison of molecular orbital and valence bond theory, concept of resonance and configuration interaction. Coulson Fischer function. Molecular orbitals for distomic molecules. Simple pielectron theory, Huckel theory. Walsh rules. Rotational, Vibrational and Electronic Spectra. Applications for determining bond lengths and angles. Brief mention of other methods. Atomic spectra Russel Saunders Coupling, Orbital and spin angular momentum. Use of symmetry in chemistry.

CHM 322:  Inorganic Chemistry II                                      (3 Units)


Pre-requisite -CHM 213: The Noble gases. Hydrogen. Electronic structure and general properties and comparative study of Group IA and group IIA elements. Chemistry of Boron; Carbon and Silicon; Nitrogen and Phosphorus; Oxygen and Sulphur. The Halogens. Transition elements. Separation of metals. Co-ordination Chemistry. Ligand and Crystal field theories. Introduction to Radiochemistry. Radioactivity and the periodic table.

CHM 323: Organic Chemistry II     (3 Units)                                   

Pre -requisite –CHM 222: Alcohols and their reactions. Ethers and Epoxides. Carboxylic acids and their derivatives. Aldehydes and Ketones. Carbanion I and β unsaturated compounds. Carbanion II. Amines; Aromatic and Alicyclic chemistry. Polyfunctional compounds. Heterocyclic Chemistry

CHM 324:  Organometalic Chemistry I                    (2 Units)


Pre-requisite -CHM 211: Classification of Organometallic compounds. Preparation, structure and reactions including abnormal behaviour of organometallic compound. Synthetic utility of organometallics. Generation and detection of free-radicals free Organometallic compounds.

CHM 325:  Polymer Chemistry 1                                         (2 Units)


The nature of Polymer nomenclature. Outline of sources of raw materials for polymers; Polymerization process, condensation polymerization in details. Solubility and solution properties of polymers. Structure and properties of polymers. Fibre forming polymers.


CHM 326: Environmental Chemistry                                 (3 Units)

Concepts of elementary cycles. Characteristics of the atmosphere. Sources, types and effects of environmental pollution. Waste water treatment. Composition of domestic/industrial wastes and waste management. Water chemistry and analysis. Chemical and Physical instrumentation in environmental Sciences. Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment.

CHM 327:  Research Methodology                                   (3 Units)

Different types of research methods, sourcing for materials/data, technical report writing and styles referencing, presentation of reports and write- ups.                                                 

CHM 328: Experimental Organic Chemistry                       (1 Unit)

A course designed to illustrate the principle covered in CHM 323 which involves preparation, reaction and identification of alcohols, ethers, epoxides, carboxylic acids, aldehydes, ketones, amines, aromatic compounds, polyfunctional compounds and heterocyclic compounds.

CHM 329: Experimental Inorganic Chemistry                    (1 Unit)

A course designed to illustrate the principle covered in CHM 322 which involves separation of metals, reactions of transition metals, preparation and reaction of complexes etc.



CHM 411: Group Theory and Symmetry             (2 Units)

Review of molecular symmetry operations. Definition of groups. Molecular symmetry groups. Introduction to the mathematical structure of groups. Group representations. Detailed study of groups Cn, Dn, Coov and full rotation group. Applications. General symmetry applications. Symmetry of crystal lattices, Block orbitals for infinite system.

CHM 412 Reaction Kinetics                           (2 Units)       

Pre-requisite -CHM 311: Review of first, second and third order rate equations. Rate constants and equilibrium constants. Collision theory, transition state theory, reaction co-ordinates. Unimolecular reaction theory, bimolecular reaction mechanisms, chain reaction mechanisms; catalysis and heterogenous reactions. Photochemical reaction mechanisms.

CHM 413:  Electrochemistry                              (2 Units)


Pre-requisite -CHM 311: Electrical double layer, potential at zero charge, polarizable and non-polarizable interface, mass transport, concentration polarization, Fick's Laws, Levic equation. Electrodics. Polargraphy. Corrosion – types and prevention.

CHM 414:  Natural Products Chemistry II                     (2 Units)


Pre-requisite -CHM 323 and 318 : Chemistry of terpenoids, steroids, and alkaloids, antibiotics, flavonoids. Prostaglandins and chlorophylls. Other natural products of pharmaceutical Importance. General methods of Isolation, separation, purification and structural determination of the natural products. Classifications. Discussion of chemistry of important members; Biogeneses.


CHM 415:  Co-ordination Chemistry                      (2 Units)


Pre-requisite -CHM 322: Definition, Recognition and Applications of Co-ordination compounds. Nomenclature, Co-ordination formula and Isomerism in complexes. Stereochemistry of complex molecules; Theories of structure and bonding. Physical methods of structural investigation. Magnetic properties. Absorption and Vibrational spectra. The spectrochemical series. The Nephelauxetic series and the John-Teller distortions. Stabilisation of unusual oxidation states by complex formation. Thermodynamic stability of complex compounds, the stability constant, the chelate effect. Preparation and reactions of complexes. Kinetics and Mechanisms.


CHM 416:  Seminar                                 (1 Units)


Appropriate applied, innovative and contextual topics are be assigned to the students for literature work/search, documentations and presentation of seminars on comprehensive literature reviews of selected topics of research interests. Such activity must be supervised by assigned academic staff of the Department.

CHM 417:  Industrial Training (SIWES)                           (6 Units) 

Students need to have a minimum of six months duration of industrial attachment in relevant establishments/industries/companies. All students enrolled in this course would be required to submit a report and give presentations at the end of their period of attachment. The grading will be based on the reports, seminars and assessment of the University and industry based supervisor.

CHM 418: Radiochemistry and Nuclear Chemistry           (2 Units)


Pre-requisite -CHM 322: Natural radioactions, fusion, fission, decay processes, nature of radiation. Nuclear models, energetics of nuclear reaction. Principles and measurement of radioactivity. Applications of radioactivity. Radiation hazards.

CHM 419:  Heterocyclic Chemistry                                    (2 Units)


Pre-requisite -CHM 323: The Synthetic and mechanistic aspects of fused heterocyclic system -particularly Quinolines, Iso-quinolines, Benzofurans, Benzothiophenes, Indoles, Genzopyrylium salts, Coumarius and Chromones. Application of heterocyclic systems in drug synthesis.


BCH 413:  Pharmaceutical Biochemistry                          (2 Units)


 Hydrogen and carbon monoxide synthesis, gas, oxoprocess, water gas, source of hydrogen and its application. Industrial organic materials, Raw materials, Technical and economic principles of processes and product routes. Flow diagrams. Selected oils and fats, soaps and detergents, sugar, varnishes, plastics, woodpulp and paper. Environmental pollution.



CHM 421:  Research Project         (6 Units)


This is a six unit product carried out over two semesters in the final year, aimed at exposing the graduating students into the techniques of designing and executing a research topic of relevance to the current national needs and those of the various industries. It is carried out under the supervision of members of the academic staff of the department. Academic Project supervisors shall be assigned to the students to supervise studies on selected topics in any of the areas of Chemistry. This shall be supported by bench work/experiments and analysis, leading to the submission of a bounded dissertation to the Department for defence and grading.


CHM 422: Quantum Chemistry                (2 Units)


Pre-requisite -CHM 321: Postulates of Quantum mechanics; operators; angular momentum solution of the hydrogcn atom problem. Theory of atomic spectra. Self-consistent Field theory. Computational aspects. Pertubation and variation methods.

CHM 423:  Analytical Chemistry II         (2 Units)


 Pre-requisite - CHM 221 :Theory of Error, Potentiometric and pH methods. Conducto-metric methods. Electroanalytical Methods Amperometric, Coulometric methods of analysis. Coupled, methods of analysis, GC-MS. Sampling and Sample Pre-treatment. Radio-chemical methods, Chromatography.

CHM 424:  Organic Synthesis       (2 Units)


Pre.requisite -CHM 323: Critical review of important reaction, reagents, methods including the mechanisms. Applications for synthesis of important and complex organic compounds.

CHM 425:  Chemistry of Lanthanides And Actinides     (2 Units)


Pre-requisite -CHM 322: The elements and the position of the two series in the periodic table. Comparison of the two series. Lanthanides contractions.  The electronic configuration and their sequences on oxidation states, size relationship, magnetic properties and colour. Chemical properties and structure of the elements and their compounds. Recovery and separation of the elements. Uses of Lanthanides and Actinides.

CHM 426:  Industrial Chemical Processes II                 (2 Units)

Pre-requisite -CHM 322: Chemical processing of minerals. Metallurgy and hydrometallurgical processes. Industrial electrochemistry. Manufacture of some heavy inorganic chemicals. Cement and binding materials. Inorganic fertilizers.


  CHM 427: Polymer Chemistry II           (2 Units)                       

Pre-requisite-CHM 325 Polymerisation mechanisms; detailed treatment of addition polymerisation.Stereospecific polymerisation. Copolymensation. Phase systems for polymerisation. Industrially important thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers: Polyurethanes. Rubber elasticity.Mechanical properties of polymers. Analysis and testing of polymers. Degradation of polymers.

CHM 428:  Photochemistry and Pericyclic Reaction   (2 Units)

Pre-requisite -CHM 323 Interaction of radiation with matter, electronic excitation, selection rules, deactivation routes, sensitisation, quenching, photofragmentation, oxidation, reduction, rearrangement, pericyclic reactions and molecular orbital symmetry.

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University of Medical sciences

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Ondo State.


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