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Information Brochure, Entrance Examination 1999
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    Chemistry ( 100 Marks - 2 Hours )


    Atomic Structure, Bohr's concept, quantum numbers, Pauli's exclusion principle, Hund's rule, electronic configuration, ionization energy and electron affinity.

    Chemical Bonding : Electrovalent, convalent and coordinate bonds, electronegativity, polarity of bonds, hybridisation involving s, p and d orbitals, sigma and pi-bonds , shape of molecules, resonance, hydrogen bond.

    Gas laws, The Ideal Gas Equation, Dalton's Law of Partial Pressure, Grah am's Law of Diffusion.

    Radioactivity : Radioactive decay, modes of decay, decay law and group displacement law.

    Chemical Equilibrium: Law of mass action, equilibrium constant, Le Chate lier's principle, ionic equilibrium in aqueous solution, Ostwald's dilution law, solubility product, common ion effect, protonic and electronic concepts of acid s and bases, pH, buffer solution, hydrolysis.

    Thermodynamics : First law of thermodynamics, internal energy, enthalpy, heats of formation, combustion, neutralisation and Hess's law. Entropy and Free energy.

    Kinetics: Rate constant, order of reaction and rate expression for first order reaction.

    Concept of moles and equivalents.

    Oxidation Reduction : Oxidation number and balancing of equations by ion-electron and oxidation and oxidation number methods.

    Electrochemistry : Electrode potential and galvanic cells, electrochemical series. Faraday's Laws of electrolysis.

    Colligative Properties of Solutions: Lowering of vapour pressure, osmotic pressure, elevation of boiling point, depression of freezing point, determination of molecular weight on the basis of above properties. Colloids: Types, methods of preparation, properties and uses.

    Catalysis: Characteristics and types.


    Periodic Law, discussion of characteristic properties of 's','p' and 'd' block elements of the periodic table on the basis of their electronic configuration.

    Preparation properties and uses of the following: Hydrogen peroxide, sodium hydroxide, sodium carbonate, copper sulphate,silver nitrate, mercurous chloride, mercuric chloride, borax,aluminium chloride, stannous chloride, ammonia, nitric acid, phosphine, oxyacids of phosphorus and boron, hydrogen sulphide, sulphur dioxide, sulphuric acid and sodium thiosulphate, hydrochloric acid, bleaching powder, ferrous sulphate and ferric chloride, potassium dichromate, potassium permanganate.

    Metallurgy of aluminium, iron, copper and silver. Qualitative and Volumetric (Acid - Base and Redox) analysis.


    Qualitative and quantitative analysis of hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, sulphur and halogens in organic compounds.

    Qualitative and quantitative analysis of hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, sulphur and halogens in organic compounds.

    Nomenclature of simple organic compound based on IUPAC system.

    Isomerism: structural, geometrical and optical, Fischer Projection.

    Preparation and reactions of the following: Alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acid, acid halides, acid amides and amines, benzene, arylhalides, benzene sulphonic acid, toluene, nitrobenzene, aniline, phenol, benzaldehyde and benzoic acid.

    Petroleum: Important industrial fractions, octane number and cracking of petroleum.