All about IIT JEE Chemistry

IIT JEE Chemistry is one of the most scoring subjects and being thorough with this subject will ensure you guaranteed success. Most of the questions in chemistry are not tweaked. Students fail to pay attention to topics like p, d and f-block elements. These topics are easy and you will always find questions in IIT JEE Chemistry papers every year. To learn how to prepare better for IIT JEE chemistry click here.

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If you solve previous 10 year questions you can easily score good marks in chemistry.

Topics covered in Physical chemistry

  • Basic Concepts
  1. Mole Concept
  2. Redox Reactions
  • Stoichiometry
  • Gaseous and Liquid states
  • Atomic structure
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Chemical Energetics
  • Chemical Equilibrium
  • Ionic Equilibrium
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Solid State
  • States of Matter
  • Solutions & colligative properties
  • Surface Chemistry

Topics covered in inorganic chemistry

  • Basic Concepts
  • Nomenclature
  • Isomerism
  • Reaction Mechanism
  • Saturated hydrocarbons
  • Alkenes and alkynes
  • Reactions of benzene
  • Aromatic compounds
  • Alkyl halides
  • Alcohols and ethers
  • Aldehydes and Ketones
  • Carboxylic acid and their derivatives
  • Amines
  • Carbohydrates, amino acids, and peptides.
  • Uses of some important polymers.

Topics covered in Organic chemistry

  • Basic Concepts
  • Extraction of elements
  • Hydrogen
  • S and P Block Elements
  • d and f-Block elements
  • Coordination compounds & organometallics
  • Qualitative Analysis

Tips for chemistry

    • Every year 40-45% questions in JEE Main come from Physical, 25-30% come from inorganic and rest comes from organic chemistry
    • The best way to understand chemistry is to use flow charts, check below image for sample
    • Questions on topics like atomic structure and chemical bonding find a place every year. It is absolutely necessary to prepare a table containing essential data to be used
    • Put special attention on electrochemistry particularly relating to cell reactions, EMF, Oxidation-reduction half cells and standard potentials.
    • Extraction of Ag and Au by cyanide process is another topic from which questions are often asked. Oxides and oxyacids of N, P, halogens, S are important from the point of view of oxidation states of elements, the strength of oxyacids and their oxidizing properties.
    • Coordination compounds and extractive metallurgy are the two major areas of inorganic chemistry. Emphasis is laid on the hybridization and geometries and magnetic properties of complexes. Extraction principles like self-reduction, electrolytic reduction, carbon reduction involving the elements Cu, Pb, Mg, Al, Fe, and Sn are very important.
    • Pick up one good chemistry textbook instead of jumping from one book to the other.
  • Organic chemistry needs lots of practice, however, boring it might seem.
  • Inorganic chemistry can become easier if the study of block elements is taken seriously.

It is not impossible to crack JEE Main. You need to be clear with your basics, study smart, and understand where you can score the most.


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