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The SRM university take an exam in form of SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Examination; here they have specific syllabus for each and every subjects. The SRMJEEE Syllabus is also available at official website and we give detail of SRMJEEE Chemistry Syllabus. There are 35 question asked by exam board in these section.

PART 2 - SRMJEEE Chemistry Syllabus 2018 (35 Questions)

UNIT 1: Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry
Matter and its nature, Dalton’s atomic theory;
concept of atom, molecule, element and
compound; physical quantities and their
measurements in chemistry, precision and
accuracy, signi cant gures, S.I. Units,
dimensional analysis; laws of chemical
combination;atomic and molecular masses, mole
concept, molar mass, percentage composition,
empirical and molecular formulae; chemical
equations and stoichiometry.

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UNIT 2: States of Matter SRMJEEE Chemistry Syllabus

Classi cation of matter into solid, liquid and
gaseous states.
Solid State: Classi cation of solids: molecular,
ionic, covalent and metallic solids, amorphous and
crystalline solids (elementary idea); Bragg’s Law
and its applications; unit cell and lattices, packing
in solids (fcc, bcc and hcp lattices), voids,
calculations involving unit cell parameters,
imperfection in solids; electrical, magnetic and
dielectric properties.

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Liquid State: Properties of liquids - vapour
pressure, viscosity and surface tension and effect of
temperature on them (qualitative treatment only).
Gaseous State: Measurable properties of gases;
Gas laws-Boyle’s law, Charle’s law, Graham’s law
of diffusion, Avogadro’s law, Dalton’s law of
partial pressure; concept of absolute scale of
temperature; ideal gas equation, kinetic theory of
gases (only postulates); concept of average, root
mean square and most probable velocities; real
gases, deviation from ideal behaviour,
compressibility factor, Van der Waals equation,
liquefaction of gases, critical constants.
UNIT 3: Chemical Families - Periodic Properties SRMJEEE Chemistry Syllabus
Modern periodic law and present form of the
periodic table, s&p block elements, periodic trends
in properties of elements, atomic and ionic radii,
ionization enthalpy, electron gain enthalpy,
valence, oxidation states and chemical reactivity.
Transition elements-d-block elements, inner
transition elements-f-block elements. Ionization
energy, lanthanides and actinides-general
Coordination Chemistry: Coordination
compounds, nomenclature: terminology - Werner’s
coordination theory. Applications of coordination

UNIT 4: Atomic Structure SRMJEEE Chemistry Syllabus

Discovery of sub-atomic particles (electron, proton
and neutron); Thomson and Rutherford atomic
models and their limitations; nature of
electromagnetic radiation, photoelectric effect;
spectrum of hydrogen atom, Bohr model of
hydrogen atom-its postulates, derivation of the
relations for energy of the electron and radii of the
different orbits, limitations of Bohr’s model; dual
nature of matter, De-Broglie’s relationship,
Heisenberg uncertainty principle. Elementary ideas
of quantum mechanics, quantum mechanical
model of atom, its important features,
various quantum numbers (principal, angular momentum
and magnetic quantum numbers) and their signi cance;
shapes of s, p and d-orbitals, electron spin and spin quantum
number; rules for lling electrons in orbitals–Aufbau
principle, Pauli’s exclusion principle and Hund’s rule,
electronic con guration of elements, extra stability of
half- lled and completely lled orbitals.
UNIT 5: Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
Covalent bonding: Concept of electronegativity, Fajan’s rule,
dipole moment; Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion
(VSEPR) theory and shapes of simple molecules.
Quantum mechanical approach to covalent bonding:
Valence bond theory - Its important features, concept of
hybridization involving s, p and d orbitals; resonance.
Molecular orbital theory - Its important features, LCAOs,
types of molecular orbitals (bonding, anti-bonding), sigma
and pi-bonds, molecular orbital electronic con gurations of
homonuclear diatomic molecules, concept of bond order,
bond length and bond energy. Elementary idea of metallic
bonding. Hydrogen bonding and its applications.
Extractive metallurgy of sodium, lithium, properties of
alkali metals, basic nature of oxides and hydroxides,
compounds of alkaline earth metals, compounds of boron.
Oxides, carbides, halides and sulphides of carbon group.
Oxides-classi cation-acidic, basic, neutral, peroxide and
amphoteric oxides.

UNIT 6: Chemical Energetics SRMJEEE Chemistry Syllabus

First law of thermodynamics, energy changes during a
chemical reaction, internal energy and enthalpy, Hess’s law
of constant heat summation, numerical based on these
concepts. Enthalpies of reactions (enthalpy of
neutralization, enthalpy of combustion, enthalpy of fusion
and vaporization).
UNIT 7: Chemical Thermodynamics
Second law of thermodynamics - Spontaneity of processes;
∆S of the universe and ∆G of the system as criteria for
spontaneity, ∆Go (Standard Gibbs energy change) and
equilibrium constant.

UNIT 8: Solutions SRMJEEE BTech Chemistry Syllabus

Different methods for expressing concentration of
solution-Molality, molarity, mole fraction, percentage (by
volume and mass both), vapour pressure of solutions and
Raoult’s law-ideal and non-ideal solutions, vapour
pressure-composition plots for ideal and non-ideal solutions;
colligative properties of dilute solutions-relative lowering of
vapour pressure, depression of freezing point, elevation of
boiling point and osmotic pressure; determination of
molecular mass using colligative properties; abnormal value
of molar mass, Van’t Hoff factor and its signi cance.

UNIT 9: Chemical Equilibrium SRMJEEE BTech Chemistry Syllabus

Meaning of equilibrium, concept of dynamic equilibrium.
Equilibria involving physical processes: Solid-liquid,
liquid-gas and solid-gas equilibria, Henry’s law, Equilibria
involving chemical processes: Law of chemical equilibrium,
equilibrium constants (Kp and Kc) and their signi cance,
signi cance of ,1G and ,1Go in chemical equilibria, factors
affecting equilibrium concentration, pressure, temperature,
effect of catalyst; Le Chatelier’s principle.
Ionic equilibrium: Weak and strong electrolytes, ionization
of electrolytes, various concepts of acids and bases
(Arrhenius, Bronsted-Lowry and Lewis) and their
ionization, acid-base equilibria (including multistage
ionization) and ionization constants, ionization of water, pH
scale, common ion effect, hydrolysis of salts and pH of their
solutions, solubility of sparingly soluble salts and solubility
products, buffer solutions.

UNIT 10: Electrochemistry SRMJEEE BTech Chemistry Syllabus

Electrolytic and metallic conduction, conductance in
electrolytic solutions, speci c and molar conductivities and
their variation with concentration: Kohlrausch’s law and its
Electrochemical cells-Electrolytic and Galvanic cells,
different types of electrodes, electrode potentials including
standard electrode potential, half-cell and cell reactions, emf
of a galvanic cell and its measurement; Nernst equation and
its applications; dry cell and lead accumulator; fuel cells;
corrosion and its prevention.
UNIT 11: Surface Chemistry, Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis
Adsorption-Physisorption and chemisorption and their
characteristics, factors affecting adsorption of gases on
solids-Freundlich and Langmuir adsorption isotherms,
adsorption from solutions.
Catalysis-Homogeneous and heterogeneous, activity and
selectivity of solid catalysts, enzyme catalysis and its
Colloidal state-Distinction among true solutions, colloids
and suspensions, classi cation of colloids-lyophilic,
lyophobic; multi molecular, macromolecular and associated
colloids (micelles), preparation and properties of
colloids-Tyndall effect, Brownian movement, electrophoresis,
dialysis, coagulation and occulation; emulsions and their
Rate of reaction, instantaneous rate of reaction and order
of reaction. Factors affecting rates of reactions -
factors affecting rate of collisions encountered
between the reactant molecules, effect of
temperature on the reaction rate, concept of
activation energy, catalyst. Rate law expression.
Order of a reaction (with suitable examples).
Units of rates and speci c rate constants. Order of
reaction and effect of concentration (study will be
con ned to rst order only). Theories of catalysis
adsorption theory-some of important industrial
process using catalysts.
Nuclear Chemistry: Radioactivity: isotopes and
isobars: Properties of α, βand γrays; Kinetics of
radioactive decay (decay series excluded), carbon
datting; Stability of nuclei with respect to
proton-neutron ratio; brief discussion on ssion
and fusion reactions.
UNIT 12: Puri cation and Characterisation of
Organic Compounds
Puri cation - Crystallization, sublimation,
distillation, differential extraction and
chromatography - principles and their applications.
Qualitative analysis - Detection of nitrogen,
sulphur, phosphorus and halogens.
Quantitative analysis (basic principles only) -
Estimation of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen,
halogens, sulphur, phosphorus. Calculations of
empirical formulae and molecular formulae;
numerical problems in organic quantitative
UNIT 13: Some Basic Principles of Organic
Tetravalency of carbon; shapes of simple
molecules-hybridization (s and p); classi cation of
organic compounds based on functional groups:
-C=C-, -CΞC- and those containing halogens,
oxygen, nitrogen and sulphur; homologous series;
isomerism-structural and stereoisomerism.
Nomenclature (Trivial and IUPAC)
Covalent bond ssion - Homolytic and heterolytic:
free radicals, carbocations and carbanions; stability
of carbocations and free radicals, electrophiles and
nucleophiles. Electronic displacement in a covalent
bond-inductive effect, electromeric effect,
resonance and hyperconjugation.
Common types of organic reactions - Substitution,
addition, elimination and rearrangement.
UNIT 14: Hydrocarbons
Classi cation, isomerism, IUPAC nomenclature,
general methods of preparation, properties and
Alkanes-Conformations: Sawhorse and Newman
projections (of ethane); mechanism of
halogenation of alkanes.
Alkenes-Geometrical isomerism; mechanism of
electrophilic addition: addition of hydrogen,
halogens, water, hydrogen halides (Markownikoff ’s
and peroxide effect); ozonolysis, oxidation, and
Alkynes-Acidic character; addition of hydrogen,
halogens, water and hydrogen halides;
polymerization. Aromatic hydrocarbons-
nomenclature, benzene-structure and aromaticity;
mechanism of electrophilic substitution:
halogenation, nitration, Friedel-Craft’s alkylation
and acylation, directive in uence of functional
group in monosubstituted benzene.
UNIT 15: Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen
General methods of preparation, properties,
reactions and uses.
Alcohols: Distinction of primary, secondary and
tertiary alcohols; mechanism of dehydration.
Reactions of hydroxyl derivatives.
Phenols: Acidic nature, electrophilic substitution
reactions: halogenation, nitration and
sulphonation, Reimer-Tiemann reaction. Addition
to >C=O group, relative reactivities of aldehydes
and ketones.
Ethers: Structure.
Aldehyde and Ketones: Nature of carbonyl group;
Nucleophilic addition reactions (addition of HCN,
NH3 and its derivatives), Grignard reagent;
oxidation; reduction (Wolff Kishner and
Clemmensen); acidity of-hydrogen, aldol
condensation, Cannizzaro reaction, Haloform
reaction; Chemical tests to distinguish between
aldehydes and Ketones.
Carboxylic acids: Reactions, Acidic strength and factors
affecting it; reactions of acid derivatives.
UNIT 16: Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
General methods of preparation, properties, reactions and
Amines: Nomenclature, classi cation, structure, basic
character and identi cation of primary, secondary and
tertiary amines and their basic character.
Diazonium salts: Importance in synthetic organic chemistry.
UNIT 17: Polymers
General introduction and classi cation of polymers, general
methods of polymerization–addition and condensation,
copolymerization; natural and synthetic rubber and
vulcanization; some important polymers with emphasis on
their monomers and uses - polythene, nylon, polyester and
UNIT 18: Biomolecules
Carbohydrates-Classi cation: aldoses and ketoses;
monosaccharides (glucose and fructose), constituent
monosaccharides of oligosacchorides (sucrose, lactose,
maltose) and polysaccharides (starch, cellulose, glycogen).
Proteins - Elementary Idea of amino acids, peptide bond,
polypeptides; proteins: primary, secondary, tertiary and
quaternary structure (qualitative idea only), denaturation of
proteins, enzymes.
Vitamins - Classi cation and functions.
Nucleic acids - Chemical constitution of DNA and RNA.
Biological functions of nucleic acids.

UNIT 19: Chemistry in Everyday Life SRMJEEE BTech Chemistry Syllabus

Chemicals in medicines-Analgesics, tranquilizers, antiseptics,
disinfectants, antimicrobials, antifertility drugs, antibiotics,
Antihistamins-their meaning and common examples.
Chemicals in food-preservatives, arti cial sweetening
agents-common examples.
Cleansing agents–Soaps and detergents, cleansing action.


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