VITEEE Chemistry Syllabus

This section contains the details of the VITEEE Chemistry Syllabus 2017.

VITEEE 2017 Chemistry Syllabus

Atomic structure

Bohr's atomic model, Sommerfeld's extension of atomic structure. Electronic configuration and

Quantum numbers, shapes of s,p,d,f orbitals, Pauli's exclusion principle, Hund's Rule of

maximum multiplicity, Aufbau principle. Emission spectrum, absorption spectrum, line spectra

and band spectra; Hydrogen spectrum - Lyman, Balmer, Poschen, Brakett and Pfund series;

deBroglie's theory; Heisenberg's uncertainty principle - wave nature of electron - Schrodinger

wave equation (no derivation). Eigen values and Eigen functions. Hybridization of atomic

orbitals involving s,p,d orbitals.

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Coordination chemistry and solid state chemistry

Terminology in coordination chemistry, IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear

coordination compounds. Isomerism, Geometrical isomerism in 4-coordinate, 6-coordinate

complexes. Theories on coordination compounds: Werner's theory (brief), Valence Bond

theory. Uses of coordination compounds. Bioinorganic compounds (Hemoglobin and


Lattice - unit cell, systems, types of crystals, packing in solids. Ionic crystals, imperfections in

Solids and point defects. X-Ray diffraction, electrical property and amorphous solids (elementary ideas only).

p,d and f - block elements

P block elements - Phosphorous compounds. PCl3, PCl5 - Oxides. Hydrogen halides, Inter

halogen compounds. Xenon fluoride compounds. General Characteristics of d - block

elements. Electronic Configuration, oxidation states of first row transition elements and

their colors. Occurrence and principles of extraction: Copper, Silver, Gold and Zinc.

Preparation, properties of CuSO4, AgNO3 and K2Cr2O7.

Lanthanides - Introduction, electronic configuration, general characteristics, oxidation state -

lanthanide contraction, uses, brief comparison of Lanthanides and Actinides.

Isomerism in organic compounds

Definition, classification, structural isomerism, stereo isomerism, geometrical and optical

isomerism. Optical activity, chirality,compounds containing chiral centres, R - S notation and

D - L notation.

Thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium and chemical kinetics

I and II law of thermodynamics, spontaneous and non spontaneous processes, entropy,

Gibb's free energy. Free energy change and chemical equilibrium. Significance of entropy.

Law of mass action - Le Chatlier's principle, applications of chemical equilibrium. Rate

expression, order and molecularity of reactions, zero order, first order and pseudo first

reaction - half life period. Determination of rate constant and order of reaction temperature

dependence of rate constant - Arrhenius equation and activation energy.

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Theory of electrical conductance. Metallic and electrolytic conductance. Faraday's laws, theory of strong electrolytes. Specific resistance, specific conductance, equivalent and molar

Conductance. Variation of conductance with dilution, Kohlraush's law, ionic product of

water, pH and pOH - buffer solutions - use of pH values. Cells: electrodes and electrode

potentials, construction of cell and EMF values, fuel cells, corrosion and its prevention.

Alcohols and ethers

Nomenclature of alcohols, classification of alcohols, distinction between 10, 20 and 30

alcohols. General methods of preparation of primary alcohols, properties. Methods of

preparation of dihydric alcohols: glycol properties and uses. Methods of preparation of

trihydric alcohols: properties and uses. Aromatic alcohols: preparation and properties of

phenols and benzyl alcohol.

Ethers, nomenclature of ethers, general methods of preparation of aliphatic ethers:

properties and uses. Aromatic ethers, preparation of Anisole and uses.

Carboxylic acids and their derivatives

Nomenclature, preparation of aliphatic monobarboxylic acids, formic acid: properties and

uses. Monohydroxy mono carboxylic acids, lactic acid, synthesis of lactic acid. Aliphatic

dicarboxylic acids, preparation of oxalic and succinic acid. Aromatic acids; benzoic and

salicylic acid: properties and uses. Derivatives of carboxylic acids; acetyl chloride (CH3COCl),

preparation, properties and uses. Preparation of acetamide. Properties, acetic anhydride,

preparation, properties. Preparation of esters, methyl acetate, properties.

Carbonyl compounds

Nomenclature of carbonyl compounds, comparison of aldehydes and ketones. General

methods of preparation of aldehydes: properties and uses. Aromatic aldehydes: preparation of

benzaldehyde, properties and sses. Ketones: general methods of preparation of aliphatic

ketones (acetone), properties and uses. Aromatic ketones, preparation of acetophenone:

properties and uses. Preparation of benzophenone: properties. Name reactions, Clemmenson

reduction, Wolff-Kishner reduction, Cannizaro reaction, Claisen Schmidt reaction, Benzoin

Condensation, aldol Condensation. Preparation and applications of Grignard reagents.

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Organic nitrogen compounds

Aliphatic nitro compounds, preparation of aliphatic nitroalkanes, properties, uses.

Aromatic nitro compounds, preparation, properties and uses. Distinction between aliphatic

and aromatic nitro compounds. Amines, aliphatic amines, general methods of preparation, properties. Distinction between 10, 20 and 30 amines. Aromatic amines, synthesis of

benzylamine. Aniline preparation, properties and uses. Distinction between aliphatic and aromatic amine. Aliphatic nitriles: preparation, properties and uses. Diazonium salts, preparation of benzene diazoniumchloride and properties.


Carbohydrates: distinction between sugars and non sugars, structure and formulae of

glucose, fructose and sucrose, with their linkages, invert sugar - definition and examples of

polysaccharides, amino acids and peptides.


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