Chemistry Syllabus for VIT EEE 2015 Examinations

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Chemistry Syllabus for VIT EEE 2015 Examinations:

The Vellore Institute of Technology situated in the Vellore district , in the state of Tamil Nadu conducts its very own Engineering Entrance Examinations. These examinations are conducted and convened for the purpose of admitting students to its Engineering and Technology Courses and Programs.

The VIT EEE Engineering Entrance Examinations are conducted annually in the Month of April and even the Upcoming VIT EEE 2015 examinations will also be conducted in the Month of April 2015.

The examination comprises of 4 subjects namely that of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics & Biology. the syllabus for Physics, Mathematics and Biology have already been given in our educational website. Please click here for the Syllabus for other Subjects.

However, here is the Chemistry Syllabus for VIT EEE 2015 Examinations:

Atomic Structure:

Bohr’s atomic model- sommerfield’s extension of atomic structure; electronic configuration and Quantum numbers; shapes of S P D F orbitals – Pauli’s exclusion principle – Hund’s Rule of Maximum Multiplicity – Aufbau principle. Emission spectrum, absorption spectrum, line spectra and band spectra; Hydrogen spectrum – Lyman, Balmer, Paschen, Brakett and Pfund series; deBroglie’s theory; Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle – wave nature of electron – Schrodinger wave question (No derivation) Eigen value and Eigen functions. Hybridization of atomic orbitals involving S P D orbitals.

P D & F – Block Elements:

P-Block elements – phosphorous compounds PCI3, PCI5 – oxides. Hydrogen halides, Inter halogen compounds. Xenon fluoride compounds. General characteristics of d-block elements – electronic  configuration – Oxidation states of first row transistion elements and colors. Occurance and principles of extraction: copper , silver gold and zinc. Preparation properties of CuSO4, AgNO3 and K2Cr2O7.

Lanthanides – introduction, electronic configuration, general characteristics, oxidation state – lanthanide contraction, uses, brief comparison of Lanthanides and Actinides.

Coordination chemistry and solid state chemistry:

Introduction – terminology in coordination chemistry – IUPAC nomenclature of nononuclear coordination compounds. Isomerism, geometrical isomerism in 4-coordinate, 6-coordinate complexes. Theories on coordination compounds – Werner’s theory (brief) Valence Bond theory. Uses of coordination compounds. Bioinorganic compounds (Haemoglobin and Chlorophyll)

Thermodynamics, Chemical Equilibrium and Chemical Kinetics:

I and II law of thermodynamics spontaneous and non spontaneous processes, entrophy, Gibb’s free energy – Free Energy change and chemical equilibrim – significance of entrophy. Law of mass action – Le Chatlier’s principle, applications of chemical equilibrim. Rate expression, order and molecularity of reactions, zero order, first order and pseudo first order reaction – half life period. Determination of rate constant and order of reaction. Temperature dependence of rate constant – Arrhenius equation, activation energy.


Theory of electrical conductance, metallic and electrolytic conductance. Faraday’s laws – theory of strong electrolytes – specific resistance, specific conductance, equivalent and molar conductance – variation of conductance with dilution – Kohlrausch’s Law – ionic product of water, pH and p OH buffer solutions – use of pH values. Cells – Electrodes and Electrode potential – construction of cell and EMF values, Fuel Cells, Corrosion and its prevention.

Isomerism in Organic Compounds:

Definition, Classification – Structural isomerism, stereo isomerism – geometrical and optical isomerism. Optical activity- Chirality- compounds containing chiral centres – R- S notation, D-L notation.

Alcohols and Ethers:

Nomenclature of alcohols- classification of alcohols-distinction between alcohols-general methods of preparation of primary alcolols, properties. Methods of preparation of dihydric alcohols: Glycol – Properties – Uses. Methods of preparation of trihydric alcohols – properties – Uses. Aromatic alcohols – preparation and properties of phenols and benzyl alcohol.

Ethers – nomenclature of ethers – general methods of preparation of aliphatic ethers – properties – uses. Aromatic ethers – preparation of Anisole – Uses.

Carbonyl Compounds:

Nomenclature of Carbonyl Compounds- Comparision of Aldehydes and ketones. General methods of preparation of Aldehydes – properties – uses. Aromatic aldehydes – preparation of benzaldehyde- properties and Uses. Ketones – general method of preparation of aliphatic  ketones (acetone) properties – uses. Aromatic ketones – preparation of acetophenone – properties – uses, preparation of benzophenone – properties. Name reactions; Clemmenson reduction, Wolff- Kishner reduction, Cannizzaro reaction, Calisen Schmidt reaction, Benzoin Condensation, aldol condensation. Preparation and application of Grignard Reagents.

Carboxylic Acids and their derivatives:

Nomenclature – preparation of aliphatic monobarboxylic acids – formic acids – properties – uses. Monohydroxy mono carboxylic acids; Lactic Acid- Synthesis of lactic acid. Aliphatic dicarboxylic acids, preparation of oxalic and succinic acid. Aromatic acids; Benzoic and Salicylic acid – properties – uses. Derivatives of carboxylic acids, acetyl chloride preparation – properties – uses. Preparation of acetamide, properties – acetic anhydride – preparation, properties. Preparation of esters – methyl acetate – properties.

Organic nitrogen compounds:

Aliphatic nitro compounds – preparation of aliphatic nitroalkanes – properties – uses. Aromatic nitro compounds – preparation – properties uses. Distinction between aliphatic and aromatic nitro compounds. Amines aliphatic amines- general method of preparation – properties – distinction between amines. Aromatic amines synthesis of benzylamine – properties, Aniline – preparation –properties uses. Distinction between aliphatic and aromatic amine. Aliphatic nitriles – preparation – properties – uses. Diazonium salts – preparation of benzene diazoniumchloride – properities.


Carbohydrates – distinction between sugars and non sugars, structural formulae of glucose, fructose and sucrose, with their linkages, invert sugar- definition, examples of oligo and polysaccharides,

Amino acids-classification with examples, peptides-properties of peptide bond,

Lipids-definition, classification with examples, difference between fats, oils and waxes

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