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Paper I : (Theory) Inorganic Chemistry Code;09010207

S. No / Section Topic Domain Hours


Hydrogen Bonding & VanderWaals  Forces :

1.       Hydrogen   Bonding  –   Definition,  Types,  effects   of   hydrogen bonding on properties of substances,

2.       Application Brief discussion of various types of Vander Waals Forces

Metallic Bond and Semiconductors :

1.       Metallic Bond-Brief introduction to metallic bond, band theory of metallic bond Semiconductors-

2.       Introduction, types  and applications.

S-Block Elements :

1.       Comparative  study  of  the  elements  including,  diagonal relationships, salient features of hydrides (methods of preparation excluded),

2.        Solvation and complexation tendencies including their function in biosystems

Chemistry  of Noble Gases      :

1.       Chemical properties of the noble gases with  emphasis  on  their  low chemical reactivity,

2.       Chemistry of xenon, structure and bonding of fluorides, oxides & oxy fluorides of xenon.

Must Know 18



P-block elements  :

1.       Emphasis on comparative study of properties of p-block elements (including   diagonal   relationship   and   excluding   methods   of preparation).

Boron family (13thgp):-

2.       Diborane – properties and structure (as an example of electron – deficient compound and multicentre bonding),

3.       Borazene–chemical properties and structure Trihalides of Boron–Trends in few is acid character structure of aluminium (III) chloride..

Carbon Family(14thgroup)

4.       Catenation,  p ˑ– d ˑ bonding  (an  idea),  carbides,  fluorocarbons, silicates   (structural   aspects),

5.        Silicons   –   general   methods   of preparations ,properties and uses.

Must Know 9




p-block elements :

Nitrogen Family

1.       Oxides – structures of oxides of N,P.   oxyacids – structure

2.        Relative acid strengths of oxy acids of Nitrogen and phosphorus. Structure of white, yellow and red phosphorus.

Oxygen Family

3.       Oxy acids  of  sulphur  –  structures  and  acidic  strength  H2O2

Halogen Family  

4.       Basic  properties  of  halogen,  inter halogens  types  properties,

5.        Hydro and oxy acids of chlorine – structure and comparison of acid strength

Nice to know 9

Books :

  1. Chemistry for Degree Students ( B. Sc I)  By Dr. R.L. Madan , S . Chand
  2. Concise Inorganic Chemistry , J.D Lee (Latest Edition) E.L.B.S.
  3. University Chemistry 3rd Edition by  B H Mahan, Narosa
  4. Concepts and Models in Inorganic Chemistry , Douglas , McDanial and Alexanderm, John Wiley