PSC Chhattisgarh Prelims - Chemistry Syllabus

Updated on: Apr 2, 2013
Syllabus of Chemistry in Chhattisgarh PSC Prelims Exam is given in this section.

1. Inorganic Chemistry : Atomic number , Electronic configuration of elements, Aufbau Principle, Hunds Multiplicity Rule, Pauli's Exclusion Principle, Long form of Periodic table, Classification of elements, Atomic and ionic radii, ionization potential, electron affinity and electronegativity. Natural and aritificial radioactivity. Nuclear fission and fusion. Electronic theory of valency Elementary ideas about sigma and pi bonds, hybridization and directional nature of covalent bonds. Oxidation states and oxidation number, Common oxidising and reducing agents, Ionic equations, Bronsted and Lewis theories of acids and bases. Chemistry of the common elements and their compounds treated espectallyfrom the point of view of periodic classification , Principles of extraction, isolation of common elements. Werner's theory of coordination compounds. Electronic configurations of complexes involved in he common metallurgical and analytical operations. Structures of hydrogen peroxide, persulfuric acids. diborane, aluminium chloride and the important oxyacids of nitrogen, phosphorus chlorine and sulphur, Inert gases; Isolation and chemistry. Principles of inorganic chemical analysis. Outlines of the manufacture of : Sodium carbonate , sodium hydroxide, ammonia, nitric acid, sulphuric acid, cement, glass and artificial fertilizers.

2. Organic Chemistry
: Modern concepts of covalent bonding. Electron displacements, inductive, mesormeric and hyperconjugative effects. Effect of structure on dissociation constrants of acids and bases, Resonance and its aplications to Organic Chemistry. Principles of organic reaction mechanisms, addition, nucleophillic and electrophillic substitution. Alkanes, alkenes and alkynes, petroleum as a source of organic compounds. Simple derivatives of aliphatic compounds; Alcohols, Aldehydes, Ketones, acids, halides, esters; ethers, amines, acid, anhydride, chlorides and amides Monobasic hydroxy, and amino acids. Malonic and acetoacetic esters, unsaturated and dibasic acids. Lactic, tartaric, citric, maleic and fumaric acids. Carbohydrates; classification and general reactions, Glucose, fructose and sucrose. Organometallic compounds, Grignard regents.  Stereo-Chemistry; Optical and geometrical isomerism. Concept of conformation. Benzene and its simple derivatives; Toluene, Xylenes, phenols, halides, nitro and amino compounds. Benzoic salicylic, cinnamic, mandellic and sulphonic acids. Aromaticaldehydes and ketones , Diazo azo, hydrazo compounds: Aromatic substitution. Naphthalene, pyridine and quinoline; Synthesis, structure and simple reactions. Simple Chemistry of economically important materials e.g. Coal Tar, Starch, Oils, Fats and Protein.

3. Physical Chemistry
: Kinetic theory of gases and gas laws, Maxwell's law of distribution of valocities, Van der wall's equation , Law of corresponding states. Liquefiction of gases.Specific heats of gases, Ratio of Cp/Cv. Thermodynamics, the first law of the thermodynamics; Isothermal and adiabatic expansions. Enthalipy, Heat capacities. Thermochemistry. Heats of reaction, formation, solution and combustion. Calculation of bond energies. Kirchoff's equation. Criteria for spontaneous change. Second law of Thermodynamics. Entropy, Free energy. Criteria of Chemical Equilibrium. Solutions, Osmotic Pressure, Lowering of vapour Pressures, depression of freezing point, elevation of boiling point, Determination of molecular weight in solution Association and dissociation of solutes. Chemical equailibria, law of mass action and its application to homogeneous and heterogeneous equilibria. Le Chatelier principle and its appliatioon of chemical equilibrium. Chemical Kinetics : Molecularity and order of a reaction. First order and second order reactions. Determination of order or a reaction . temperature coefficient and energy of activation.

Electrochemistry : Faraday's laws of electrolysis, conductivity of an electolyte, equivalent conductivity and its variation with dilution; solubillity of sparingly soluble salts electrrolytic dissociation. Ostwald's dilution law; anomaly of strong electrolytes; solubility product strength of acids and bases; hydrolysis of salts; hydrogen ion concentration, buffer action, theory of indicators. Reversible cells, standard hydrogen and calomel electrodes, Electrodes and redox-Potentials, concentration cells, Determination of Ph, Transport number, ionic product of water. Potentiometric titrations.

Phase rules
: Explanation of the terms involved. Application to one and two components system , Distribution Law. Colloids; General nature of colloidal solutions and their classification, general methods of preparation and properties of colloids.Coagulation. Protective action and gold number. Absorption.

: Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis Promotors, Poisoning.

Photochemistry :
Laws of Photochemistry, Simple numerical problems. Simple numerical and conceptual problems bases on the full syllabus.
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