Saturday, December 8, 2007

JEE 2008 Syllabus Inorganic Chemistry

I am studying class XI and XII CBSE books of Jauhar along with TMH JEE Book of 2007. I am recording the sections and pages numbers where the specified topics are dealt with in these books for ready reference.

Such a reference seems to be essential for inorganic chemistry because the syllabus is not fitting into a simple chapter schemes of texts. For physical chemistry and organic chemistry each topic is distinct chapter in the books.

Inorganic Chemistry

Isolation/preparation and properties of the following non-metals:

Boron,XI Bk, Section 13.1, p.800-802
silicon, TMH JEE 2007 (TJ) page 13.4
nitrogen, XI Bk, Section 13.5,p.827-30
phosphorus, XII Bk, Sec 8.15
oxygen, XI, sec 13.7
sulphur and XII, 8.23,
halogens; XII, 8.26

Properties of allotropes of:
carbon (only diamond and graphite), XI, 812-814, XII, s 8.6.d.2, p 352
phosphorus and XII, 8.16, 369-70
sulphur.XII, 8.24, 389

Preparation and properties of the following compounds:

of sodium,

Oxides, XI, sec 12.6, 755-57, 763,764
peroxides, XI, 764
hydroxides, XI, 765
carbonates, XI, 767
chlorides and


chlorides and
sulphates of

Compound of Sodium and Potassium are covered in unit 14 in TJ


Oxides, XI, p774-76
hydroxides, XI 776
chlorides and XI 783
sulphates XI, 785


Oxides, XI, 774, 786
hydroxides, XI, 787
chlorides and
sulphates XI, 779, 788

Compound of Magnesium and Calcium are covered in unit 14 of TJ

diborane, XI, 13.2 806-10
boric acid and 804-5
borax; 802-4

aluminium chloride and
alums; - all in unit 14 TJ

oxides and XI , 13.4 818-21
oxyacid (carbonic acid);

silicones, XII, 8.10
silicates and 8.9
silicon carbide;

Nitrogen: XI 13.6
oxides, 833-36
oxyacids and 836-41
ammonia; 830-32

oxides, XII, p 367
oxyacids (phosphorus acid, phosphoric acid) and p 368, TJ p.15.17
phosphine; XII Sec 8.17, p370

ozone and Xi sec 13.9, 848-853
hydrogen peroxide; XI sec 11.9, 729-738
XII, p 385

hydrogen sulphide, XII p 364
oxides, XII sec 8.22.1 p 375
sulphurous acid, sec
sulphuric acid and, 8.25, p389
sodium thiosulphate; TJ p.15.21

hydrohalic acids, XII, 8.28.1 p 394
oxides and 394
oxyacids of chlorine, 95
bleaching powder; 8.29, 396

Xenon fluorides.XII, sec 8.33.A,

Transition elements (3d series):
Definition, XII, 9.1, 422
general characteristics, sec 9.2, 9.3
oxidation states and their stabilities, sec 9.3.6
colour (excluding the details of electronic transitions) and sec 9.3.7, Table 9.8 p430
calculation of spin-only magnetic moment; sec 9.3.9, p430

Preparation and properties of the following compounds:
Oxides and chlorides of tin and lead; XII, sec 8.11
Oxides, chlorides and sulphates of Fe2+, Cu2+ and Zn2+; XII sec 9.4, 9.11
Potassium permanganate, XII sec 9.11.6
potassium dichromate, 9.11.5
silver oxide,
silver nitrate, TJ p.14.9
silver thiosulphate.

Coordination compounds: XII, section 10
nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds, XII 10.1,2,3
cis-trans and ionisation isomerisms, 10.4
hybridization and geometries of mononuclear coordination compounds (linear, tetrahedral, square planar and octahedral).10.7

Ores and minerals: For this topic and topic of extraction metallurgy - refer Chapter X of Class XI book of Jauhar.

Commonly occurring ores and minerals of
zinc and

XI, sec 10.5

Extractive metallurgy: Chemical principles and reactions only (industrial details excluded); XI, 10.10
Carbon reduction method (iron and tin); 10.10.3.B.I.(i)
Self reduction method (copper and lead); 10.10.3.B.I.(vi)
Electrolytic reduction method (magnesium and aluminium); 10.10.3.B.III
Cyanide process (silver and gold). TJ p.17.6 (*gold is not there)

Principles of qualitative analysis: Ch. 18 of TMH JEE Book

Groups I to V (only Ag+, Hg2+, Cu2+, Pb2+, Bi3+, Fe3+, Cr3+, Al3+, Ca2+, Ba2+, Zn2+, Mn2+ and Mg2+);

Group I - TJp.18.3
Group II - 18.4
Group III- 18.5
Group IV - 18.5
Group V -- 18.6

Nitrate, 18.2
halides (excluding fluoride), 18.2
sulphate and 18.2
sulphide. 18.1

Except two or three topics all the topics are covered in the books. The specific items not covered can be accessed from one of the sites on the internet. I shall do it and post in the concerned chapter.

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