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Paper I : (Theory) Physical Chemistry


S. No / Section Topic Domain Hours



1.       Rate of  reaction ,rate equation,

2.       factors influencing the rate of a reaction – concentration, temperature, pressure, solvent, light, catalyst.

3.       Order of a reaction, integrated rate expression for zero order, first order, second and third order reaction.

4.       Half life period of a reaction.

5.       Methods of determination of order of reaction,


6.       Effect  of  temperature  on  the  rate  of  reaction  –  Arrhenius equation.

7.       Theories of reaction rate – Simple collision theory for unimolecular and bimolecular collision.

8.       Transition state theory of Bimolecular reactions.

Must Know 16



Electrochemistry-I :

1.       Electrolytic conduction, factors affecting electrolytic conduction, specific, conductance,

2.       molar conductance, equivalent conductance and  relation  among  them,      their  variation  with  concentration.

3.       Arrhenius theory of ionization, Ostwald’s Dilution Law.

4.        4. Debye- Huckel – Onsager’s equation for strong electrolytes (elementary treatment only)

5.       Transport number, definition and determination by Hittorfs methods,(numerical included).

Must Know 10




Electrochemistry-II :

Kohlarausch’s Law,  calculation of molar ionic conductance and effect of viscosity  temperature & pressure on it.   Application of  Kohlarausch’s Law   in   calculation   of   conductance   of   weak electrolytes  at  infinite  dilution.    Applications of conductivity   measurements:     determination   of   degree     of dissociation, determination of Ka  of acids determination of solubility product of sparingly soluble salts, conductometric titrations.  Definition of pH and pKa, Buffer solution, Buffer action, Henderson  –  Hazel equation, Buffer mechanism of buffer action.


Nice to know 10

Books :

  1. Chemistry for Degree Students ( B. Sc I)  By Dr. R.L. Madan , S . Chand
  2. Chemistry for Degree Students ( B. Sc II)  By Dr. R.L. Madan , S . Chand
  3. Essential of Physical Chemistry by Arun Bhal , B.S. Bhal , G.D. Tuli
  4.      Physical Chemistry, Borrow G.M. (2007)  Tata McGraw-Hill
  5. Physical Chemistry, Castellian G.W(2004) 4th Edition Narosa