Here are some of the tips that help you in good preparation in Chemistry for IIT JEE 2018.
- Note down formulas related to each topic and learn them by heart, and practice questions related to those formulas.
- Don’t stick to a single topic, do selective studies.
- Make small notes of each topic revise them, write important equations a paper and revise them more as you can
- Practice diagrams and equations more as you can and try to make answers with the help of diagrams. This is a working technique.
- Go through NCERT books once or twice a week (especially for organic and inorganic). For physical chemistry your coaching study material is sufficient.
- Polymers, chemistry in everyday life, bio-molecules are simple and scoring topics
- For P, D, F block elements and coordination compounds, try to develop a deep understanding of concepts and practice balanced chemical equations and their structures.
Three important Books:
- R.C. Mukherjee (For Physical Chemistry).
- O. P. Tandon (For Organic Chemistry).
- NCERT( For Inorganic Chemistry).
Hope it helps!
Acing an exam largely boils down to whether you had planned the schedule in the right way. Determining your approach is as crucial as the process of actually studying. The chapters for JEE are mentioned in a decreasing priority order, which means the ones at the top have the highest priority and priority level decreases as you go through the list.
One must understand that it’s very important to read as much as possible in order to learn chemistry. Also, revision is crucial as there’s a possibility of forgetting things. Take chemistry as seriously as mathematics and physics. Do not ignore this subject just because you feel chemistry is purely “cramming.”
Weight is nearly equally distributed in the three streams of chemistry. It is important not to skip any topic from Inorganic Chemistry as the subject is highly scoring.
Chemical Equilibrium and Ionic Equilibrium are the most important topics in Physical Chemistry but in order to master that you need to have an excellent expertise in Mole Concept and Volumetric Analysis.
The most important and central concept in physical chemistry is the mole concept, which lies at the heart of the subject. Hence, it is indeed one of the most important and basic chapters for JEE chemistry. You should read this chapter thoroughly to gain a firm command over the entire chemistry subject. It is also important to understand the application of mole concept to various types of reactions, especially redox reactions. Several questions of physical chemistry in competitive examinations like JEE Main and JEE Advanced can be solved easily if one is well-versed with the mole concept.
Electrochemistry is also an important topic
This is the only chapter whose contents do not seem to have a direct correlation to Mole Concept. Questions from Atomic Structure are regularly asked in JEE.
The rest of physical chemistry is essentially derived from mole concept. Other concepts like Chemical Thermodynamics, Chemical Bonding, Chemical Kinetics, Gaseous, etc. have nearly equal weightage. So, they can be revised in any order, but remember that a few questions are guaranteed to come from this section. Student needs have a basic idea of Surface Chemistry and Nuclear Chemistry.
Nomenclature is the most basic concept in organic chemistry, it is essential that the student has an excellent mastery over it.
General Organic Chemistry and Isomerism:
The key to understanding the entire organic chemistry is being thorough with the general organic chemistry section – electrophiles, nucleophiles, types of reaction, acidity, basicity, etc. The remaining organic chemistry is just the application part.
A large part of organic chemistry consists of the standard “named” reactions and students are expected to know these reactions along with the mechanisms. It is always good to know the mechanism of a specific reaction so that you can solve a similar new problem. Solomon and Fryhle’s Organic Chemistry is one of the best books for learning organic chemistry besides other available books.
The Student needs to gain mastery over reaction mechanics to proceed with organic chemistry as the mechanism is very important for the entire chemistry. This is the part of the organic chemistry where things don’t need to be mugged up and can be understood and analyzed as JEE usually twists the questions on the basis of analysis.
Aldehydes and Ketones are very important chapters of Organic Chemistry. Major chunk is asked from this chapter.
Another important aspect of organic chemistry is the portion of organic synthesis, which involves writing a sequence of steps to synthesize a given compound from a given set of reagents with as little effort as possible. Quite a few problems of organic chemistry in the competitive examinations are based on organic synthesis where the students are expected to identify the missing reagents/chemicals in a specific step of the synthesis. So, it becomes important to be clear with all the steps of mechanism in the reaction.
Please do not miss out on Biomolecules as it is the simplest and very scoring.
All of Inorganic Chemistry is on equal footing. No chapter can be considered ‘Unimportant.’
There are a large number of compounds, and you are expected to know about them (methods of preparation, chemical reactions, uses, etc.). So, it’s a good idea to not divert much from the syllabus.
Many questions of inorganic chemistry are asked from p-block elements, and it becomes important to understand this chapter rather than just cramming it. A good knowledge of periodic table and the trends in the properties of atoms (ionization potential, atomic radius, electronegativity, electron affinity, the electrode potential) will help you to understand the reactions.
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