Physical Chemistry of Milk

Constituents and gross composition of milk of different species and breeds of milch animals, Colloidal State : Distinction between true and colloidal solution, lypophilie & lypophobic solution, properties of colloidal system. Properties of colloidal systems, Gels-their formation and properties. Milk as a colloidal system and its stability. Elementary idea about emulsion. Density : Density and specific gravity, pyknometer method, hydrometer lactometer. Density and specific gravity of milk, effect of various processing variables on the density and specific gravity of milk. Liquid State : Surface tension, surface energy interfacial tension. Surface tension of mixtures. Surface tension of milk and the factors affecting it. Viscosity- Definition of viscosity, Newtonian and Non-Newtonian liquids, Stokes Law, influence of temperature and concentration of solute on viscosity. Viscosity of milk, evaporated milk and condensed milk. Refractive index. Colligative Properties of Dilute Solution : Vapour pressure, Raoults Law, Depression of freezing point, Elevation of boiling point. Freezing point and boiling point of milk. Osmosis and Osmotic pressure. Inter-relation of colligative properties. Aqueous solution of Electrolytes : Electrolytes ; non-electrolytes, ionic mobility, electrical conductance, Ostwald Dilution Law, Kohlrawsch Law, Electrical conductance of milk. Ionic Equilibria : Dissociation of water, ionic product of water, concept of pH and pOH and their scale. Acids and bases : Bronsted Lewis concepts of acids and bases, dissociation constants of acids and bases. Salt-their hydrolysis. Buffer solutions. Derivation of Henderson – Hasselbach equation and it application, buffer capacity and buffer index, milk as a buffer system. Equilibrium of electrolytes. pH indicators. Oxidation- Reduction : Redox potential, Nernst equation, electrochemical cells. Hydrogen, glass and calomel electrodes. Redox system of milk. Nuclear Chemistry : The nature of isotopes, radio isotopes. Half life period of radio isotopes. Some of the important radio isotopes. Occurrence of radio nuclide in milk & milk products. Molecular Spectroscopy : The spectrum of electro magnetic radiation, the laws of Lambert and Beer, visible, and ultra-violet Spectroscope. Mention of mass, NMR spectroscopy.