IIT JAM 2015 Chemistry Syllabus

Physical Chemistry :-

Basic Mathematical Concepts: Functions, maxima and minima, integrals, ordinary differential equations, vectors and matrices, determinants, elementary statistics and probability theory.

Atomic and Molecular Structures: Fundamental 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 exclusions principle, electronic configuration of simple homonuclear diatomic molecules.

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

Solid State: Crystals, 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.

JAM Chemistry Exam Syllabus 2015

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.
JAM 2015 Chemistry Syllabus
Chemical and Phase Equillibria: 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 of 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 and without transport, Debey-Huckel-Onsagar theory of strong electrolytes.

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Chemical Kinetics: Reactions of various order, Arrhenius equation, Collision theory, Theory of absolute reaction rate, Chain reaction - 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.

Organic Chemistry :-

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), conformation of acyclic systems (substituted ethane/npropane/ n-butane) and cyclic systems (mono and di substitutive cyclohexanes).

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Organic Reaction Mechanism & Synthetic Applications - Chemistry reactive intermediates, carbine, nitrene, benzyne, Hofmann Curtius Lossen Rearrangement, Wolf Rearrangement, Simmons Smith Reaction, Reimer Tiemann Reaction, Micheal Reaction, Darzens Reaction, Witting Reaction, Mcmurry Reaction, Pinacol Pinacolone, Favorskii, Benzilic acid rearrangement, Bayer Villeger Reaction, Oxidation & Reduction Reaction in Organic Chemistry, Organometallic reagents in organic synthesis (Grignard & Organocopper), Diels Alder Reaction, Sigmatropic Reaction.

Quantitative Organic Synthesis - Functional Group interconversions, structural problem using chemical reaction, Identification of Functional Group by chemical test, elementary 1H NMR & IR Spectroscopy as a tool for structural elucidation.

Natural Product Chemistry - Introductory chemistry of alkaloids, carbohydrates, amino acids, peptides & nuclei acid.

Heterocyclic Chemistry - Monocyclic compounds with one hetero atom.

Inorganic Chemistry -

Periodic Table - Periodic Classification of elements & periodicity in properties, general methods of isolation & purification of elements.

Chemical Bonding & Shape of Compounds - Type of Bonding, VSPER Theory & shape of molecules, hybridization, dipole moment, ionic solid NaCl, CsCl, diamond & graphite, lattice energy.

Transition Metals (d-Block) - Characteristics of 3d elements, oxides, hydroxides & salts of first row metals, coordination complex, VB & Crystal Field Theories, approaches of structure, color & magnetic properties of metallic complex, organometallic compounds, metal carbonyls, nitrosyls, metallocenes, ligand with back bonding caapability, MO theory approaches to explain bonding in metal carbonyls, metal nitrosyls & metalphosphine complexes.

Bio-inorganic Chemistry - Essential & trace elements of life, basic reaction in biological system & role of metal ion essentially Fe(+2), Fe (+3), Cu (+2) & Zn (+2), Function of Hemoglobin & myoglobin.

Instrumental Methods of Analysis - Basic principles, instrumentations & simple applications of conductometry, potentiometry, UV-vis Spectroscopy, analysis of water, air & soil sample.

Analytical Chemistry - Principles of quantitative & qualitative analysis, acid & base, Oxidation-Reduction, EDTA & precipitation reaction, use of indicators, use of organic reagent in inorganic analysis, radioactivity, nuclear reactions, application of isotopes. 

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