Industrial Inorganic Chemistry

By Prof. Debashis Ray   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 1338
Chemical Industries are the prime factors to convert the raw materials into desired products that we use in our day-to-day life. This has brought a tremendous change in the way the things operate. It is very important for us to understand the importance of the chemical industry which has touched all our facets of life.Chemical Industries are the principal areas of any country used to convert the raw materials into desired products that we use in our day-to-day life. This has brought an enormous change in the way the things operate. It is very important for us to understand the importance of the chemical industry which has touched all our aspect of life like agriculture, environment, food, hygiene, catalysis, construction etc. It has also significantly used in re-cycling industries to curb the usage of virgin products. The proposed course will cover all these aspects in relation to the developments at the international level.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : B. Sc and M. Sc students of Chemistry(Honours), M.Sc. In Pure Chemistry/Applied Chemistry/Analytical Chemistry/Industrial Chemistry
INDUSTRY SUPPORTĀ  : Indian Chemical Council; National Peroxide Ltd.; All Chemicals & Fertilizers Companies; All Dyes & Chemicals Companies; BASF India Ltd.; Tata Chemicals Ltd.; Hindustan Unilever Ltd.; Cochin Minerals and Rutile Limited; Union Carbide India Limited; Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd.; Aditya Birla Chemicals India Ltd.; EI Dupont India Pvt. Ltd.; Ultramarine & Pigments Ltd.; Phillips Carbon Black Ltd.;
Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 18 Jan 2021
End Date : 09 Apr 2021
Exam Date : 24 Apr 2021
Enrollment Ends : 01 Feb 2021
Category :
  • Chemistry
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate

Course layout

Week 1  : Introduction; Importance of the chemical industry; Primary inorganic materials; Bulk and comodities chemicals; Fine and speciality chemicals; Water and hydrogen; H2O2 and inorganic peroxido compounds.
Week 2  :  Nitrogen and nitrogen compounds; Phosphorus and its compounds; Sulfur and sulfur compounds.
Week 3  :  Halogen and halogen compounds; Applications of iodine and iodine compounds.
Week 4  :  Mineral fertilizers; Nitrogen fertilizers, ammonium nitrate and urea; Phosphorous containing fertilizers.
Week 5  :  Potassium containing fertilizers; Economic importance of fertilizers
Week 6  :  Metals and their compounds; Metallic lithium and its compounds; Metallic sodium, sodium borates; Potassium and its compounds, KOH and K2CO3.
Week 7  :  Alkaline earth metals and its compounds; Beryllium and magnesium; Calcium, strontium and barium; Manganese, manganese compounds and their applications
Week 8  :  Industry important organo-silicon compounds, industrial silicone products.
Week 9  :  Inorganic solid, zeolites and catalysts, inorganic fibers; Construction materials; Enamel and ceramics.
Week 10 :  Carbon modifications, diamond, graphite, carbonization and graphitization; Glassy and foamed carbon; carbon black.
Week 11 :  Fillers - synthetic and natural, applications; Metallic hard materials.
Week 12 :  Inorganic pigments; TiO2, lithopone, ZnS, ZnO and Fe2O3; Corrosion protection pigments; Luminescent and magnetic pigments; Conclusions.

Books and references

Industrial Inorganic Chemistry by K H Buechel, H -H Moretto, P Woditsch; Wiley-VCH 2nd Ed.2. Inorganic Chemistry: An Industrial and Environmental Perspective by T W Swaddle, AP 1997.

Instructor bio

Prof. Debashis Ray

IIT Kharagpur
Prof. Debashis Ray is an M. Sc. (Gold Medalist) from Burdwan University in 1985 and did his Ph. D.from IACS (degree from Jadavpur University) in 1989 and in faculty roll of IIT Kharagpur from 1990. Specialization: Inorganic Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry, Bioinorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry.Received INSA YS Medal in 1994 and CRSI Bronze Medal in 2007. PHE Dept.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 24 April 2021 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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