VITEEE Syllabus: Chemistry:
1. Atomic Structure:
- Bohr’s atomic model-Sommerfeld’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 equation (No derivation). Eigen values and eigen functions.
- Hybridization of atomic orbitals involving s,p,d orbitals.
2. p,d and f – Block Elements:
- p-block elements – Phosphorous compounds; PCl3, PCl5 – Oxides. Hydrogen halides, Inter halogen compounds.
- Xenon fluoride compounds. General Characteristics of d – block elements – Electronic Configuration – Oxidation states of first row transition elements and their colours.
- Occurrence 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.
3. Coordination Chemistry and Solid State Chemistry:
- Introduction – Terminology in coordination chemistry – IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear 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).
- Lattice – unit cell, systems, types of crystals, packing in solids; Ionic crystals – Imperfections in solids – point defects. X-Ray diffraction – Electrical Property, Amorphous solids (elementary ideas only).
4. Thermodynamics, Chemical Equilibrium and Chemical Kinetics:
- I and II law of thermodynamics – spontaneous and non spontaneous processes, entropy, Gibb’s free energy – Free energy change and chemical equilibrium – significance of entropy.
- Law of mass action – Le Chatlier’s principle, applications of chemical equilibrium.
- 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 pOH – buffer solutions – use of pH values. Cells – Electrodes and electrode potentials – construction of cell and EMF values, Fuel cells, Corrosion and its prevention.
6. Isomerism in Organic Compounds:
- Classification – structural isomerism, stereo isomerism – geometrical and optical isomerism.
- Optical activity- chirality – compounds containing chiral centres – R – S notation, D – L notation.
7. Alcohols and Ethers:
- Nomenclature of alcohols – Classification of alcohols - distinction between 10, 20 and 30 alcohols – General methods of preparation of primary alcohols, 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.
8. Carbonyl Compounds:
- Nomenclature of carbonyl compounds – Comparison of aldehydes and ketones.
- General methods of preparation of aldehydes – Properties – Uses.
- Aromatic aldehydes – Preparation of benzaldehyde – Properties and Uses.
- Ketones – general methods 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, Claisen Schmidt reaction, Benzoin Condensation, aldol Condensation. Preparation and applications of Grignard reagents.
9. Carboxylic Acids and their derivatives:
- Nomenclature – Preparation of aliphatic monobarboxylic acids – formic acid – 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 (CH3COCl) – Preparation – Properties – Uses. Preparation of acetamide, Properties – acetic anhydride – Preparation, Properties. Preparation of esters – methyl acetate – Properties.
10. 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 methods of preparation – Properties – Distinction between 10, 20 and 30 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 – Properties.
- 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.