Ed.CET-2011 Entrance Test Syllabus
Physical Science: Chemistry (Marks: 50)
1. Atomic Structure and Elementary Quantum Mechanics
Black Body radiation, Plack's Radiation law, Photoelectric effect, heat
capacity of solids, Comption effect. De Broglie's hypothesis, Heisenberg's
uncertainty principle, Sinusoidal wave equation, Hamiltonian operator,
Schordinger's wave equation and its importance, physical interpretation of the
2. Chemical Bonding
Lonic solids - lattice and salvation energy, solubility of ionic solids rule,
power and oplarisability of ions, covalent nature of ionic bond covalent bond -
Stereochemistry of inorganic molecules - common hybridization and shapes of
molecules Molecular orbital theory - Shapes and sign convention of atomic
orbital, modes of overlapping, concepts of sigma and pi bonds, criteria for
forming molecular orbital from atomic orbital, LCAO - concept, types of
molecular orbital - bonding, antibonding and non-bobding, electron density
distribution diagram for H2 +, MOED of homonuclear - H2, He2+, B2, C2, N2, O2,
F2 and their ions (unhybridised diagrams only) and heteronuclear diatomic
molecules CO, CN-, NO, NO- and HF. Bond order and magnetic properties.
3. Periodic properties
Review of trends in atomic and ionic radii - covalent radii - single, double
and triple bond covalent radii, van der Waal radii, radii of cations, anions
isoelectronic ions, ionization energy, Electropositivity, basic nature, reducing
behavior, electron affinity and electro negativity - Methods of determination
and evaluation - Pauling's and Mulliken's approach, application in predicting
and explaining chemical behavior - nature of bond, bond length and bond angles,
4. s-block and p-block elements
Comparative study, salient feature of hydrides - ionic and covalent,
ploynuclear, complex hydrides, reducing properties. Oxides - monoxide, peroxide
and super oxide - basicity, oxidizing nature. Complexation tendencies.
Comparative study of group 13-17. Hydrides - Classification - ionic,
covalent, metallic and complex hydrides. Synthesis of each class of hydrides.
Structure of (a) covalent hydrides, electron deficient hydrides. Diborane,
decaborane. (b) complex hydrides - borohydrides. Reactivity - stability,
hydrolysis and reducing properties. Oxides - Classification - a) Normal -
acidic, basic amphoteric and neutral, b) mixed, c) sub oxide, d) peroxide, e)
super oxide. Structure of oxides of C, N, P, S and Cl. Reactivity - thermal
stability, hydrolysis. Halides - Classification - ionic, covalent and complex
halides. Structure of halides of B, C, Si, N, P, S. Reactivity - stability,
hydrolysis. Lewis acid nature of boron trihalides. Oxy - acids - Oxy - acids of
B, C, N, P, S and Cl - structure and acidic nature. Carboranes - Nomenclature,
classification - closo, niod and arachno -* preparation and structure.
Borazole - Preparation, properties and structure.
Carbomyls - Classification - mono and ploynuclear, general preparation,
structure and bonding in Ni(CO4), Fe(CO)5 and Co2(CO)8.
5. d - block elements
Chemistry of elements of First Transition series - electronic configuration,
metallic nature, atomic and ionic radii, ionization potential - Oxidation state
- relative stability of various oxidation states, ionic and covalenet character,
acidic and basic nature, oxidizing and reducing nature of various oxidation
states, redox potential - Frost and Latimer diagrams - stability,
disproportionation and comproportionation of different oxidation states. Colour
- d-d transition, colour and spectral behaviour of transition metal ions with
respect of d1-d2 configuration. Magnetic behavior - determination of magnetic
moment, Gou's balance, paramagnetism, diamagnetism. Complexation behaviour,
stability of complexes - oxidation states, pi complexes, class-a, class-b and
class-a/b acceptors. Catalytic properties - important examples.
Chemistry of elements of Second and Third Transition series - comparative
treatment with their 3d analogues with respect to oxidation state, magnetic
behavior, spectral properties. Study of Ti, Cr and Cu triads - Titanium triad -
electronic configuration, reactivity of +III and +IV states - oxides, halides.
Chromium triad - reactivity of +III and +VI states. Copper triad - reactivity of
+l, +II, and +III states.
6. f- block elements
Chemistry of Lanthanides - electronic structure, position in periodic table,
oxidation state, Atomic and ionic radii, Lanthanide contraction - cause and
consequences, anomalous behaviour of post lanthanides, basicity, Complexation -
type of donor ligands preferred, agnetic properties - paramagnetism. Colour and
spectra - f-f transition. Occurrence and separation - ion exchange method,
Chemistry of Actinides - General features - electronic configuration, oxidation
state, actinide contraction, and colour and complex formation. Comparison with