IIT jam chemistry syllabus

IIT jam chemistry syllabus- Dear aspirants of the IIT JAM exam, here in the Sarkari syllabus we’re going to discuss the detailed syllabus of IIT JAM chemistry as well as you can know the detailed exam pattern of IIT JAM.

IIT jam chemistry syllabus 2021

IIT JAM syllabus of Chemistry may be divided into three major parts.

  1. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY.
  2. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY.
  3. INORGANIC CHEMISTRY.

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY- IIT jam chemistry syllabus

Basic Mathematical Concepts: Functions; maxima and minima; integrals; ordinary differential equations; vectors 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; Schrödinger’s wave equation; quantum numbers; shapes of orbitals; Hund’s rule and Pauli’s exclusion principle; electronic configuration of simple homonuclear diatomic molecules.


Theory of Gases: Equation of state for ideal and non-ideal (van der Waals) gases; Kinetic theory of gases; Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution law; equipartition of energy.


Solid State: Crystals and crystal systems; X-rays; NaCl and KCl 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 nonideal 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 on K; ionic equilibria in solutions; pH and buffer solutions; hydrolysis; solubility product; phase equilibria– phase rule and its application to one-component and two-component systems; colligative properties.


Electrochemistry: Conductance and its applications; Transport number; Galvanic cells; EMF and free energy; concentration cells with and without transport; polarography; concentration cells with and without transport; Debey-Huckel-Onsager theory of strong electrolytes.


Chemical Kinetics: Reactions of various order; Arrhenius equation; collision theory; transition state theory; chain reactions – normal and branched; enzyme kinetics; photochemical processes; catalysis. Adsorption: Gibbs adsorption equation; adsorption isotherm; types of adsorption; surface area of adsorbents; surface films on liquids.


Spectroscopy: Beer-Lambert law; fundamental concepts of rotational, vibrational, electronic, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY- IIT jam chemistry syllabus

Basic Concepts in Organic Chemistry and Stereochemistry: Electronic effects (resonance, inductive, hyperconjugation) and steric effects and its applications (acid/base property); optical isomerism in compounds with and without any stereocenters (allenes, biphenyls); the conformation of acyclic systems (substituted ethane/n-propane/n-butane) and cyclic systems (mono- and di-substituted cyclohexanes).


Organic Reaction Mechanism and Synthetic Applications: Chemistry of reactive intermediates (carbocations, carbanions, free radicals, carbenes, nitrenes, benzynes etc…); Hofmann-Curtius-Lossen rearrangement, Wolff rearrangement, Simmons-Smith reaction, Reimer-Tiemann reaction, Michael reaction, Darzens reaction, Wittig reaction and McMurry reaction; Pinacol-pinacolone, Favorskii, benzilic acid rearrangement, dienone-phenol rearrangement, Baeyer-Villeger reaction; oxidation and
reduction reactions in organic chemistry; organometallic reagents in organic synthesis (Grignard, organolithium and organocopper); Diels-Alder, electrocyclic and sigmatropic reactions; functional group inter-conversions and structural problems using chemical reactions.

Qualitative Organic Analysis: Identification of functional groups by chemical tests; elementary UV, IR and 1H NMR spectroscopic techniques as tools for structural elucidation.


Natural Products Chemistry: Chemistry of alkaloids, steroids, terpenes, carbohydrates, amino acids, peptides, and nucleic acids.


Aromatic and Heterocyclic Chemistry: Monocyclic, bicyclic, and tricyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and monocyclic compounds with one hetero atom: synthesis, reactivity, and properties.

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; the structure of NaCl, CsCl, diamond, and graphite;
lattice energy.


Main Group Elements (s and p blocks): General concepts on group relationships and gradation in
properties; the structure of electron-deficient compounds involving main group elements.


Transition Metals (d block): Characteristics of 3d elements; oxide, hydroxide, and salts of the first row
metals; coordination complexes: structure, isomerism, reaction mechanism, and electronic spectra;
VB, MO, and Crystal Field theoretical approaches for structure, color, and magnetic properties of metal
complexes; organometallic compounds having ligands with back bonding capabilities such as metal
carbonyls, carbenes, nitrosyls, and metallocenes; homogenous catalysis.

Bioinorganic Chemistry: Essentials and trace elements of life; basic reactions in the biological systems and the role of metal ions, especially Fe2+, Fe3+, Cu2+ and Zn2+; structure and function of hemoglobin and myoglobin and carbonic anhydrase.


Instrumental Methods of Analysis: Basic principles; instrumentations and simple applications of
conductometry, potentiometry, and UV-vis spectrophotometry; analysis of water, air, and soil samples.


Analytical Chemistry: Principles of qualitative and quantitative analysis; acid-base, oxidation-reduction and complexometric titrations using EDTA; precipitation reactions; use of indicators; use of organic reagents in inorganic analysis; radioactivity; nuclear reactions; applications of isotopes.

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