IIT JAM 2015 Chemistry Syllabus

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IIT JAM 2015 Chemistry Syllabus:

(a)Physical Chemistry:

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.

(b)Organic Chemistry:

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

(c)Inorganic Chemistry:

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.

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