IIT JAM 2015 Chemistry Syllabus:
Basic Mathematical Concepts: Functions; maxima and minima, integrals; ordinary differential equations; vector and matrices; determinants; elementary statistics and probability theory.
Atomic and Molecular Structure: Fundamental particles; Bohr’s theory of hydrogen-like atom; wave-particle duality; Uncertainty principle; Schrodinger’s wave equation; Quantum numbers; shapes of orbital’s; Hund’s rule and Pauli’s exclusion principle; electronic configuration of simple homonuclear diatomic molecules.
Theory of Gases: Equation of state of ideal and non-ideal (van der Waals) gases; Kinetic theory of gases; Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution configuration of simple homonuclear diatomic molecules.
Theory of Gases: Crystals, crystal systems; X-rays, NaCl and KCI structures; close packing; atomic and ionic radii; radius ratio rules; lattice energy; Born-Haber cycle; isomorphism; heat capacity of solids.
Chemical Thermodynamics: Reversible and irreversible processes; First law and its application to ideal and non ideal gases; Thermochemistry; Second law; Entropy and free energy; Criteria for spontaneity.
Chemical and Phase Equilibria: Law of mass action; Kp, Kc, Kx and Kn; effect of temperature of K; Ionic equilibria in solution; pH and buffer solutions; Hydrolysis; Solubility product; Phase equilibria-Phase rule and its applications to one-component and two component systems; Colligative properties.
Electrochemistry: Conductance and its applications; Transport number; Galvanic cells; EMF and Free energy; Concentration cell with and without transport; Polarography; Debey-Huckel-Onsagar theory of strong electrolytes.
Chemical Kinetics: Reactions of various order; Arrhenius equation; Collision theory; Theory of absolute reaction rate; Chain reactions- Normal and branched chain reactions; Enzyme kinetics; photochemical processes; Catalysis.
Adsorption: Gibbs adsorption equation; adsorption isotherm; types of adsorption; surface area of adsorbents; surface films on liquids.
Basic Concepts in Organic Chemistry and Stereochemistry: Electronic effect (resonance; inductive; hyper conjugation) and steric effects and its applications (acid/base property). Optical isomerism in compounds without any stereocenters (allenes, biphenyls), conformation of acyclic systems (substituted ethane / npropane / n-butane) and cyclic systems (mono and di substituted cyclohexanes)
Organic Reaction Mechanism and Synthetic Applications: Chemistry reactive intermediates; carbine; nitrenes; benzyne; Hoffmann-Curtius-Lossen rearrangement; Wolf rearrangement; Simmons-Smith reaction; Reimer-Tiemann reaction; Michael reaction; Darzens reaction; Witting reaction, McMurry reaction. Pinacol-pinacolone; Favorskii; benzilic acid rearrangement; dienonc-phenol rearrangement; Bayer-Villeger reaction. Oxidation and reduction in organic chemistry. Organometallic reagents in organic synthesis (Grignard and organocopper). Diels-Alder reaction; Sigmatrophic reactions.
Qualitative Organic Analysis: Functional group interconversions; structural problems using chemical reactions; identification of functional groups by chemical tests; elementary 1H NMR and IR spectroscopy as a tool for structural elucidation.
Natural Products Chemistry: Introductory chemistry of alkaloids; Terpenes; carbohydrates, amino acids, peptides and nucleic acids.
Heterocyclic Chemistry: Monocyclic compounds with one hetero atom
Periodic table: Periodic classification of elements and periodicity in properties; general methods of isolation and purification of elements.
Chemical Bonding and Shapes of Compounds: Types of bonding; VSEPR theory and shapes of molecules; hybridization; dipole moment; ionic solids; structure of NaCl; CsCl, diamond and graphite; lattice energy.
Main Group Elements (s and p blocks): Chemistry with emphasis on group relationship and gradation in properties; structure of electron deficient compounds of main group elements and application of main group elements.
Transition Metals (d block): Characteristics of 3d elements; oxide; hydroxide and salts of first row metals; coordination complexes; VB and Crystal Field theoretical approaches for structure; color and magnetic properties of metal complexes. Organometallic compounds; metal carnonyls; nitrosyls and metalloscens; ligands with back bonding capabilities; MO theory approaches to explain bonding in metal-carbonyl; metal-nitrosyl and metalphosphine complexes.
Bioinorganic Chemistry: Essential and trace elements of life; basic reactions in the biological systems and the role of metal ions; function of hemoglobin and myoglobin.
Instrumental Methods of Analysis: Basic principles; instrumentations and simple applications of conductometry; potentiometry; UV-vis spectrophotometry; analysis of water; air and soil samples.
Analytical Chemistry: Principles of qualitative and quantitative analysis; acid base; oxidation-reduction and EDTA and precipitation reactions; use of indicators; use of organic reagents in inorganic analysis; radioactivity; nuclear reactions; applications of isotopes.