JEE Main 2018 Syllabus Chemistry

Chemistry Exams Subject

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JEE Main 2018 syllabus Chemistry
JEE Main 2018 Examination will have questions divided into 3 sections of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with equal weightage to all subjects. 30 questions from each subject will be asked making the total number of questions to be 90. Candidates will have to mark the correct answer for each question out of four given responses.
The exam will be for 3 hours in duration. Each question will be allotted 4 marks. The question paper will be of total 360 marks. Each correct question will fetch 4 marks and due to negative marking deduct 1 marks for every wrong answer.

JEE Main 2018 Syllabus Chemistry: Unit-wise Weight

Chemistry is always classified into 3 broad categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

JEE Main 2018 Syllabus Chemistry: Chapter-wise Weight of Physical Chemistry

  1. Basic Concepts of Chemistry
    • Laws of Chemical Combination
    • Mole concept & Stoichiometry
  2. Atomic Structure
    • Dual nature of Radiation
    • Atomic Spectra
    • Bohr’s Model for Hydrogen and Hydrogen-like species
    • Quantum Mechanical Model: Orbitals and Quantum numbers
  3. States of Matter (Gases, Liquids & Solids)
    • Gas Laws
    • Kinetic Molecular Theory of Gases
    • Real Gas behaviour and Liquefaction of gases
    • Crystal Lattice and Unit cells
    • Close packed structures and voids
    • Defects in Solids
  4. Solutions
    • Solutions: Types and Concentration
    • Vapour Pressure of a solution and Rault’s law
    • Colligative properties of Solutions & Van’t Hoff factor
  5. Thermodynamics & Thermochemistry
    • Enthalpy and Heat capacity
    • Enthalpy change of Various types of reactions
    • Gibb’s energy and Spontaneity
  6. Equilibrium
    • Law of Chemical equilibrium and equilibrium constant
    • Factors affecting equilibrium: Le Chatelier’s Principle
    • Acids, Bases and Concept of pH
    • Hydrolysis of Salts and Buffer solutions
    • Solubility and Solubility product of sparingly soluble salts
  7. Redox & Electrochemistry
    • Redox Reactions: Types and Concept of Oxidation Number
    • Galvanic Cells: features and Electrode Potential
    • Conductance of Electrolytic Solutions
    • Electrolytic cells and Products of electrolysis
  8. Chemical Kinetics
    • Rate, Order and Molecularity of a reaction
    • Integrated rate equations and Half-life
    • Arrhenius Equation
    • Radioactivity and Nuclear Reactions (Fission & Fusion)
  9. Surface Chemistry
    • Adsorption: Mechanism, Types and Isotherms
    • Catalysis
    • Colloids and Emulsions: Classification and Properties

JEE Main 2018 Syllabus Chemistry: Chapter-wise Weight of Inorganic Chemistry

  1. Classification of Elements
    • Modern periodic table and Electronic configuration of Elements
    • Periodic Trends in Properties of Elements
  2. Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure
    • Ionic and Covalent Bonding and Bond parameters
    • VSEPR Theory
    • Valence bond theory and Hybridization
    • Molecular Orbital theory
  3. Hydrogen & S Block Elements
    • Hydrides
    • Water and Hydrogen peroxide: structure and properties
    • General Characteristics of Compounds of S block elements
    • Anomalous Properties of the First Element
    • Important Compounds of S block elements
  4. P Block Elements
    • General Trends in Physical and Chemical Properties of Elements
    • General trends in the Properties of Compounds of P block elements
    • Important Compounds of Boron, Carbon and Silicon
    • Allotropes and Important Compounds of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Sulphur
    • Important Compounds of Halogens and their properties
  5. Extraction of Metals
    • Processes of extraction of Metals from their ores
    • Thermodynamic and Electrochemical principles of metallurgy
  6. D & F Block Elements
    • General Trends in Physical and Chemical Properties of the Transition Elements
    • Important compounds of Transition Elements
  7. Coordination Compounds
    • IUPAC Nomenclature and Isomerism of Coordination compounds
    • Werner’s theory, Valence bond theory & Crystal field theory
  8. Practical Chemistry
    • Acids Bases and the Use of Indicators, Oxalic-Acid Vs KMnO₄, Mohr’s Salt Vs KMnO₄
    • Chemical Principles Involved in the Qualitative Salt Analysis
    • Qualitative and Quantitative analysis of Organic Compounds

JEE Main Chemistry: Chapter-wise Weight of Organic Chemistry

  1. Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry
    • Structure and Nomenclature of Organic Compounds
    • Structural and Stereoisomerism in Organic Compounds
    • Electronic Displacement Effects in Covalent Bonds
  2. Hydrocarbons & Halides
    • Structure, Physical and Chemical Properties of Alkanes, Alkenes & Alkynes, Benzene, Haloalkanes & Haloarenes
  3. Oxygen containing compounds
    • Alcohols, Phenols & Ether: Structure, Physical and Chemical Properties
    • Aldehydes and Ketones: Physical and Chemical Properties
    • Carboxylic acids and their derivaties: Structure & Chemical properties
  4. Nitrogen containing compounds
    • Amines & Diazonium salts: Chemical properties
  5. Biomolecules
    • Monosacchrides: Structure, physical and Chemical properties
    • Proteins and Enzymes: Structure and properties
    • Nucleic Acids: Structure and properties
  6. Polymers
    • Addition & Condensation Polymerisation: Mechanism and Examples
    • Commercial Polymers
  7. Chemistry in Everyday life
    • Drugs: Classification and therapeutic Action
    • Soaps and Detergents
  8. Environmental Chemistry
    • Atmospheric pollution and Control
    • Water Pollution and Control

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