Every year lakhs of budding engineers eagerly wait for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). This year, the JEE Main is scheduled in the month of April and of course we do agree that it is a hard nut to crack, because one single mistake will throw you out of competition.
In order to succeed in the JEE Main, students should make their own strategies. Out of the three sections in the JEE Main, Chemistry is o a major one and considered to be a student-friendly subject. As the JEE Main examination is approaching, let's tour the useful preparation tips for Chemistry.
Which Part Of Chemistry Is Important
There are three parts in the Chemistry, namely Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. Out of the three, Organic Chemistry takes the lion's share with more than 45 percent of marks. And the Physical Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry takes 30 and 25 percent, respectively. However, this is just an assumption based on the previous year's question papers.
Always NCERT First
Starting with the NCERT books is always a good idea to build a strong friendship with the concepts. The books published by the government are in very simple language and user-friendly. However, NCERT books alone can't make you stand out from the crowd in the fierce competition. Scroll down to know the other reference books.
The candidates who enrolled for the JEE Main 2018 must keep these concepts on their finger tips: atomic structure, chemical equilibrium, gaseous state, ionic equilibrium, mole concept, chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, redox reactions, solid state, solution and nuclear chemistry.
There is a need of special attention while preparing for the Organic Chemistry because many students overlook the formulas. The important topics in this section are: classification and nomenclature, general organic chemistry, biomolecules and polymers, alcohol and ether, carbonyl compounds, carboxylic acid and its derivatives, alkyl halides, aromatic compounds, haloalkanes, haloarenes and phenols, hydrocarbons, isomerism, nitrogen compound and aliphatic amines, grignard reagent, ozonolysis, practical and environmental chemistry.
This is a favourite section to many students because it is easy and scoring section as well. The only important suggestion in the inorganic chemistry is, don't spend more time on single question if you don't know an answer.
The important topics in the inorganic chemistry is d-block and f-block elements, p-block elements, periodic properties, s-block elements, chemical bonding, coordination compounds, metallurgy, qualitative analysis, hydrogen and its compounds.
Important Books To Refer
NCERT Chemistry XI & XII
Numerical Chemistry by P.Bahadur
Inorganic Chemistry by J.D.Lee
Organic Chemistry by Paula Bruice Yurkanis
Organic Chemistry by Morrison & Boyd