IIT JAM Syllabus 2020 for Chemistry

iit jam syllabus 2020

IIT JAM is the gateway to pursue your Master degree in the most prestigious institute of India. Year by year the exam is getting tough. So to crack the exam easily we need to start our preparation as early as possible. Before starting our preparation we need to know what is the IIT JAM Syllabus 2020 of Chemistry.

The syllabus gives us the overall ideas about the chapters from which questions will come. So we will discuss here in this post about the Chemistry syllabus of IIT JAM.

IIT JAM Syllabus 2020

IIT JAM Syllabus 2020 of chemistry consists of total 29 chapters. According to the latest release the syllabus is listed below.I am segregating the whole syllabus into three parts i.e Physical chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Inorganic chemistry.

Physical Chemistry.

Name of the ChaptersContents
Basic Mathematical ConceptsFunctions; maxima and minima integrals; ordinary differential equations, vectors and matrices, determinants, Elementary statistics and probability theory
Atomic StructureFundamental particles; Bohr’s theory of hydrogen-like atom; wave – particle duality; uncertainty principle; Schrodinger’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 gasesEquation of state for ideal and non-ideal (van der Waals) gases; Kinetic theory of gases; Maxwell- Boltzmann distribution law; equipartition of energy
Colligative PropertiesDilute solutions; lowering of vapour pressure, Raoult’s and Henry’s Laws and their applications.
Excess thermodynamic functions.
Thermodynamic derivation using chemical potential to derive relations between the four colligative properties [(i) relative lowering of vapour pressure, (ii) elevation of boiling point, (iii) Depression of freezing
point, (iv) osmotic pressure] and amount of solute. Applications in calculating molar masses of normal, dissociated and associated solutes in solution.
Solid StateCrystals 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 ThermodynamicsReversible and irreversible processes; first law and its application to ideal and nonideal gases; thermochemistry; second law; entropy and free energy; criteria for spontaneity.
Chemical EquilibriumCriteria of thermodynamic equilibrium, degree of advancement of reaction, chemical equilibria in ideal gases, concept of fugacity. Thermodynamic derivation of relation between Gibbs free energy of reaction and reaction quotient. Coupling of exoergic and endoergic reactions.Equilibrium constants and their quantitative dependence on temperature, pressure and concentration. Free energy of mixing and spontaneity; thermodynamic derivation of relations between the various equilibrium constants Kp, Kc and Kx. Le Chatelier principle (quantitative treatment); equilibrium between ideal gases &a pure condensed phase.
Ionic EquilibriumStrong, moderate and weak electrolytes, degree of ionization, factors affecting degree of ionization,ionization constant and ionic product of water. Ionization of weak acids and bases, pH scale, common ion effect; dissociation constants of mono-, di- and tri- protic acids (exact treatment).Salt hydrolysis-calculation of hydrolysis constant, degree of hydrolysis and pH for different salts. Buffer
solutions;derivation of Henderson equation and its applications; buffer capacity, buffer range, buffer actionand applications of buffers in analytical chemistry,biochemical processes in the human body. Solubility and solubility product of sparingly soluble salts – applications of solubility product principle. Theory of acid –
base indicators; selection of indicators & their limitations. Multistage equilibrium in poly electrolyte systems; hydrolysis and hydrolysis constants
Phase EquilibriumConcept of phases, components and degrees of freedom, derivation of Gibbs Phase Rule for non-reactive &
reactive systems; Clausius- Clapeyron equation and its applications to solid-liquid, liquid-vapour and solid vapour equilibria, phase diagram for one-component systems, with applications.Phase diagrams for systems of solid-liquid equilibria involving eutectic, congruent and incongruent melting points, solid solutions.
Binary solutions: Gibbs-Du-hem- Margules equation, its derivation and applications to fractional distillation of
binary miscible liquids (ideal and non-ideal), azeotropes, lever rule, partial miscibility of liquids, CST, miscible pairs, steam distillation. Nernst distribution law: its derivation and applications.
TitrationAcid-base, oxidation-reduction and complexometric titrations using EDTA; precipitation reactions
ElectrochemistryGalvanic cells; EMF and free energy, concentration cells with and without transport; polarography; concentration cells with and without transport. Conductance and its applications; transport number, Debey-Huckel-Onsager theory of strong electrolytes.
Chemical KineticsReactions of various order; Arrhenius equation; collision theory; transition state theory; chain reactions – normal and branched; enzyme kinetics
AdsorptionGibbs adsorption equation; adsorption isotherm; types of adsorption; surface area of adsorbents; surface films on liquids
SpectroscopyBeer-Lambert law; fundamental concepts of rotational, vibrational, electronic and magnetic resonance spectroscopy

Inorganic Chemistry

Name of the ChaptersContents
Periodic TablePeriodic classification of elements and periodicity in properties; general methods of isolation and purification of elements
Chemical BondingDifferent types of bonding theories VSEPR,VBT and MOT, shapes of molecules, hybridization, dipole moment
Main Group elements(S and P Block)General concepts on group relationships and gradation in properties; the structure of electron-deficient compounds involving main group elements
Transition MetalsCharacteristics of 3d elements; oxide, hydroxide and salts of first row metals
Coordination ComplexesStructure, isomerism, reaction mechanism and electronic spectra; VB, MO and Crystal Field theoretical approaches for structure, colour and magnetic properties of metal complexes
Bio-InorganicEssentials 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
Qualitative AnalysisIdentification of functional groups by chemical tests; elementary UV, IR and 1H NMR spectroscopic techniques as tools for structural elucidation
Intrumental and Method AnalysisBasic principles; instrumentations and simple applications of conductometry, potentiometry and UV-vis spectrophotometry; analysis of water, air and soil samples.
Analytical ChemistryPrinciples of qualitative and quantitative analysis
OrganometallicsOrganometallic compounds having ligands with back bonding capabilities such as metal carbonyls, carbenes, nitrosyls and metallocenes; homogenous catalysis.

Organic Chemistry

Name of The ChaptersContents
Basic Concepts in Organic Chemistry and Stereochemistry Electronic effect (resonance, inductive, hyperconjugation) and steric effects and its applications (acid/base property). Optical isomerism in compounds without any stereocenters (allenes, biphenyls), the conformation of acyclic systems (substituted ethane/n-propane/n-butane) and cyclic systems (mono and disubstituted cyclohexanes).
Organic Reaction Mechanism and Synthetic Applications:Chemistry reactive intermediates, carbine, nitrene, benzyne, Hofmann-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 reactions in organic chemistry. Organometallic reagents in organic synthesis (Grignard and organocopper). Diels-Alder reaction, Sigmatropic 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.
Hetero cyclic Chemistry Monocyclic compounds with one hetero atom

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