AEEE Chemistry Syllabus

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AEEE Chemistry Syllabus:

Basic Concepts:

Atomic and molecular masses; mole concept and molar mass; percentage composition; empirical and molecular formula; chemical reactions; Stoichiometry and calculations based on Stoichiometry.

Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure:

Bohr’s model; de Broglie’s and Heisenberg’s principle; Quantum mechanical model; orbital concept and filling up of electrons; Bond formation and bond parameters; Valence bond and molecular orbital theory; VSEPR theory; hybridization involving s, p and d orbital; Hydrogen bond

Equilibrium and Thermodynamics:

Law of chemical equilibrium and equilibrium Constant; Homogeneous and Heterogeneous equilibria; Le Chatelier’s principle; Ionic equilibrium; Acids Bases; Salts and Buffers; Solubility product; Thermodynamic state; Enthalpy, Entropy and Gibb’s free energy; Heats of reactions; Spontaneous and nonspontaneous processes

Electrochemistry, Kinetics and Surface Chemistry:

Specific, molar and equivalent conductance of weak and strong electrolytes; Kohlrausch law; Electrochemical cells and Nernst equation; batteries; fuel cells and corrosion; rate of a reaction and factors affecting the rate: Rate constant, order and molecularity, collision theory. Physisorption and chemisorptions; colloids and emulsions; homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis.

Solid State and Solutions:

Molecular, ionic, covalent and metallic solids; amorphous and crystalline solids; crystal lattices and Unit cells; packing efficiency and imperfections; electrical and magnetic properties. Normality, molarity and molality of solutions; vapour pressure of liquid solutions; ideal and non – ideal solutions; colligative properties; abnormality.

Hydrogen:

Position of hydrogen in the periodic table; dihydrogen and hydrides – preparation and properties; water, hydrogen peroxide and heavy water; hydrogen as a fuel

S – Block Elements:

Group 1 and 2 Alkali and Alkaline earth elements; general characteristics of compounds of the elements; anomalous behavior of the first element; preparation and properties of compounds like sodium and calcium carbonates; sodium chloride; sodium hydroxide; biological importance of sodium; potassium and calcium

P – Block Elements:

Groups 13 to 17 Alkali and Alkaline earth elements; general characteristics of compounds of the elements; anomalous behavior of the first element; preparation and properties of compounds like sodium and calcium carbonates; sodium hydroxide; biological importance of sodium; potassium and calcium

D, F– Block Elements:

Groups 13 – 17 elements: General aspects like electronic configuration; occurrence; oxidation states; trends in physical and chemical properties of all the families of elements; compounds of boron like borax; boron hydrides and allotropes of carbon; compounds of nitrogen and phosphorus; oxygen and sulphur; oxides and oxyacids and their applications.

Co- ordination Compounds:

Werner’s theory and IUPAC nomenclature of coordination compounds; coordination number and isomerism; Bonding in coordination compounds and metal carbonyl’s and stability; application in analytical methods; extraction of metals and biological systems

Basic Organic Chemistry and Techniques:

Tetravalence of carbon and shapes or organic compounds; electronic displacement in a covalent bond. Inductive and electromeric effects, resonance and hyperconjugation; hemolytic and heterolytic cleavage of covalent bond; free radicals; carbocations; carbonions electrophiles and nucleophiles; methods of purification of organic compounds; qualitative and quantitative analysis.

Hydrocarbons; Haloalkanes and Haloarenes:

Alkanes, alkenes, alkynes and aromatic hydrocarbons; IUPAC nomenclature; isomerism; conformation of ethane; geometric isomerism; general methods of preparation and properties; free radical mechanism of halogenations; Markownikoff’s addition and peroxide effect; benzene; resonance and aromaticity; substitution reactions; Nature of C – X bond in haloalkanes and Haloarenes; mechanism of substitution reactions.

Alcohols; Phenols and Ethers:

IUPAC nomenclature; general methods of preparation; physical and chemical properties of the group members; Nucleophilic addition and its mechanism; reactivity of alpha hydrogen in aldehydes; mono and dicarboxylic acids – preparation and reactions; identification of primary; secondary and tertiary amines; preparation and reactions of diazonium salts and their importance in synthesis

Polymers and Biomolecules:

Natural and synthetic polymers; methods of polymerization; copolymerization; molecular weight of polymers; polymers of commercial importance; carbohydrates: mono, oligo and polysaccharides; proteins alpha amino acids; peptide linkage and polypeptides: Enzymes; Vitamins and Nucleic Acids (DNA and RNA)

Environmental Chemistry:

Air, water and soil pollution; chemical reactions in atmosphere; acid rain; ozone and its depletion; green house effect and global warming; pollution control

Chemistry in Everyday Life:

Drugs and their interaction; chemical as analgesics; tranquilizers; antiseptics; antibiotics; antacids and antihistamines; Chemical in food – preservatives; artificial sweetening agents; cleansing agents – soaps and detergents.

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