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 CHEMISTRY - 306  
 
     Unit I: Solid State  
Classification of solids based on different binding forces: molecular, ionic covalent, and metallic solids, 
amorphous and crystalline solids(elementary idea), unit cell in two dimensional and three-dimensional lattices, 
calculation of density of unit cell, packing in solids, packing efficiency, voids, number of atoms per unit cell 
in a cubic unit cell, point defects, electrical and magnetic properties, Band theory of metals, conductors, 
semiconductors and insulators and n and p-type semiconductors. 
 
       Unit II: Solutions  
Types of solutions, expression of concentration of solutions of solids in liquids, the solubility of gases in 
liquids, solid solutions, colligative properties – the relative lowering of vapour pressure, R a o u l t ’ s law, 
elevation 
of B.P., depression of freezing point, osmotic pressure, determination of molecular masses using 
colligative properties, abnormal molecular mass, Vant Hoff factor. 
 
      Unit III: Electrochemistry  
Redox reactions; conductance in electrolytic solutions, specific and molar conductivity variations of 
conductivity with concentration, K o h l r a u s c h ’ s Law, electrolysis and laws of electrolysis (elementary 
idea), dry cell – electrolytic cells and Galvanic cells; lead accumulator, EMF of a cell, standard electrode 
potential, Nernst equation and its application to chemical cells. Relation between Gibbs energy change 
and EMF of a cell, fuel cells; corrosion. 
 
     Unit IV: Chemical Kinetics  
Rate of a reaction (average and instantaneous), factors affecting rates of reaction: concentration, 
temperature, catalyst; order and molecularity of a reaction; rate law and specific rate constant, integrated 
rate equations, and half-life (only for zero and first-order reactions); concept of collision theory 
(elementary idea, no mathematical treatment).Activation energy, Arrhenius equation. 
 
     Unit V: Surface Chemistry  
Adsorption – physisorption and chemisorption; factors affecting adsorption of gases on solids; catalysis: 
homogenous and heterogeneous, activity and selectivity: enzyme catalysis; colloidal state: the distinction between 
true solutions, colloids, and suspensions; lyophilic, lyophobic multimolecular and macromolecular colloids; 
properties of colloids; Tyndall effect, Brownian movement, electrophoresis, coagulation; emulsions – types of 
emulsions. 
 
      Unit VI: General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements  
Principles and methods of extraction – concentration, oxidation, reduction electrolytic method, and 
refining; occurrence and principles of extraction of aluminum, copper, zinc, and iron. 
 
      Unit VII: p-Block Elements  
Group 15 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, oxidation states, 
trends in physical and chemical properties; nitrogen – preparation, properties, and uses; compounds of 
nitrogen: preparation and properties of ammonia and nitric acid, oxides of nitrogen ( structure only); 
Phosphorous-allotropic forms; compounds of phosphorous: preparation and properties of phosphine 
,halides (PCl 3, PCl 5) and oxoacids (elementary idea only). 
 
 
 
Note:  
There will be one Question Paper which will have 50 questions out of which 40 questions need to be 
attempted. 
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2 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 CHEMISTRY - 306  
 
     Unit I: Solid State  
Classification of solids based on different binding forces: molecular, ionic covalent, and metallic solids, 
amorphous and crystalline solids(elementary idea), unit cell in two dimensional and three-dimensional lattices, 
calculation of density of unit cell, packing in solids, packing efficiency, voids, number of atoms per unit cell 
in a cubic unit cell, point defects, electrical and magnetic properties, Band theory of metals, conductors, 
semiconductors and insulators and n and p-type semiconductors. 
 
       Unit II: Solutions  
Types of solutions, expression of concentration of solutions of solids in liquids, the solubility of gases in 
liquids, solid solutions, colligative properties – the relative lowering of vapour pressure, R a o u l t ’ s law, 
elevation 
of B.P., depression of freezing point, osmotic pressure, determination of molecular masses using 
colligative properties, abnormal molecular mass, Vant Hoff factor. 
 
      Unit III: Electrochemistry  
Redox reactions; conductance in electrolytic solutions, specific and molar conductivity variations of 
conductivity with concentration, K o h l r a u s c h ’ s Law, electrolysis and laws of electrolysis (elementary 
idea), dry cell – electrolytic cells and Galvanic cells; lead accumulator, EMF of a cell, standard electrode 
potential, Nernst equation and its application to chemical cells. Relation between Gibbs energy change 
and EMF of a cell, fuel cells; corrosion. 
 
     Unit IV: Chemical Kinetics  
Rate of a reaction (average and instantaneous), factors affecting rates of reaction: concentration, 
temperature, catalyst; order and molecularity of a reaction; rate law and specific rate constant, integrated 
rate equations, and half-life (only for zero and first-order reactions); concept of collision theory 
(elementary idea, no mathematical treatment).Activation energy, Arrhenius equation. 
 
     Unit V: Surface Chemistry  
Adsorption – physisorption and chemisorption; factors affecting adsorption of gases on solids; catalysis: 
homogenous and heterogeneous, activity and selectivity: enzyme catalysis; colloidal state: the distinction between 
true solutions, colloids, and suspensions; lyophilic, lyophobic multimolecular and macromolecular colloids; 
properties of colloids; Tyndall effect, Brownian movement, electrophoresis, coagulation; emulsions – types of 
emulsions. 
 
      Unit VI: General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements  
Principles and methods of extraction – concentration, oxidation, reduction electrolytic method, and 
refining; occurrence and principles of extraction of aluminum, copper, zinc, and iron. 
 
      Unit VII: p-Block Elements  
Group 15 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, oxidation states, 
trends in physical and chemical properties; nitrogen – preparation, properties, and uses; compounds of 
nitrogen: preparation and properties of ammonia and nitric acid, oxides of nitrogen ( structure only); 
Phosphorous-allotropic forms; compounds of phosphorous: preparation and properties of phosphine 
,halides (PCl 3, PCl 5) and oxoacids (elementary idea only). 
 
 
 
Note:  
There will be one Question Paper which will have 50 questions out of which 40 questions need to be 
attempted. 
 
3 
 
 
Group 16 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, oxidation states, occurrence, 
trends in physical and chemical properties; dioxygen: preparation, properties, and uses; classification of 
oxides; ozone. Sulphur – allotropic forms; compounds of sulphur: preparation, properties, and uses of 
sulphur dioxide; sulphuric acid: industrial process of manufacture, properties and uses, oxoacids of sulphur 
(structures only). 
Group 17 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, oxidation states, occurrence, 
trends in physical and chemical properties; compounds of halogens: preparation, properties and uses of 
chlorine and hydrochloric acid, interhalogen compounds, oxoacids of halogens (structures only). 
Group 18 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, trends in physical and 
chemical properties, uses. 
        Unit VIII: d and f Block Elements  
General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence and characteristics of transition metals, 
general trends in properties of the first-row transition metals – metallic character, ionization enthalpy, 
oxidation states, ionic radii, colour, catalytic property, magnetic properties, interstitial compounds, alloy 
formation. Preparation and properties of K
2
Cr
2
O
7 
and KMnO
4
. 
Lanthanoids – electronic configuration, oxidation states, chemical reactivity, and lanthanoid contraction and 
its consequences. 
Actinoids – Electronic configuration, oxidation states, and comparison with lanthanoids. 
 
        Unit IX Coordination Compounds  
Coordination compounds: Introduction, ligands, coordination number, colour, magnetic properties and 
shapes, IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds, bonding, W ern er’ s theory 
VBT, CFT; isomerism (structural and stereo)importance of coordination compounds (in qualitative analysis, 
extraction of metals and biological systems). 
 
        Unit X: Haloalkanes and Haloarenes  
Haloalkanes: Nomenclature, nature of C-X bond, physical and chemical properties, mechanism of 
substitution reactions. Optical rotation. 
Haloarenes: Nature of C-X bond, substitution reactions (directive influence of halogen for 
monosubstituted compounds only). 
Uses and environmental effects of – dichloromethane, trichloromethane, tetrachloromethane, iodoform, 
freons, DDT. 
 
        Unit XI: Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers  
Alcohols: Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties (of primary 
alcohols only); identification of primary, secondary, and tertiary alcohols; mechanism of dehydration, uses, 
with special reference to methanol and ethanol. 
Phenols: Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, acidic nature of 
phenol, electrophilic substitution reactions, uses of phenols. 
Ethers: Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, uses. 
 
        Unit XII: Aldehydes, Ketones, and Carboxylic Acids  
Aldehydes and Ketones: Nomenclature, nature of carbonyl group, methods of preparation, physical and 
chemical properties, mechanism of nucleophilic addition, the reactivity of alpha hydrogen in aldehydes; 
uses. 
Carboxylic Acids: Nomenclature, acidic nature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical 
properties; uses. 
 
 
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2 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 CHEMISTRY - 306  
 
     Unit I: Solid State  
Classification of solids based on different binding forces: molecular, ionic covalent, and metallic solids, 
amorphous and crystalline solids(elementary idea), unit cell in two dimensional and three-dimensional lattices, 
calculation of density of unit cell, packing in solids, packing efficiency, voids, number of atoms per unit cell 
in a cubic unit cell, point defects, electrical and magnetic properties, Band theory of metals, conductors, 
semiconductors and insulators and n and p-type semiconductors. 
 
       Unit II: Solutions  
Types of solutions, expression of concentration of solutions of solids in liquids, the solubility of gases in 
liquids, solid solutions, colligative properties – the relative lowering of vapour pressure, R a o u l t ’ s law, 
elevation 
of B.P., depression of freezing point, osmotic pressure, determination of molecular masses using 
colligative properties, abnormal molecular mass, Vant Hoff factor. 
 
      Unit III: Electrochemistry  
Redox reactions; conductance in electrolytic solutions, specific and molar conductivity variations of 
conductivity with concentration, K o h l r a u s c h ’ s Law, electrolysis and laws of electrolysis (elementary 
idea), dry cell – electrolytic cells and Galvanic cells; lead accumulator, EMF of a cell, standard electrode 
potential, Nernst equation and its application to chemical cells. Relation between Gibbs energy change 
and EMF of a cell, fuel cells; corrosion. 
 
     Unit IV: Chemical Kinetics  
Rate of a reaction (average and instantaneous), factors affecting rates of reaction: concentration, 
temperature, catalyst; order and molecularity of a reaction; rate law and specific rate constant, integrated 
rate equations, and half-life (only for zero and first-order reactions); concept of collision theory 
(elementary idea, no mathematical treatment).Activation energy, Arrhenius equation. 
 
     Unit V: Surface Chemistry  
Adsorption – physisorption and chemisorption; factors affecting adsorption of gases on solids; catalysis: 
homogenous and heterogeneous, activity and selectivity: enzyme catalysis; colloidal state: the distinction between 
true solutions, colloids, and suspensions; lyophilic, lyophobic multimolecular and macromolecular colloids; 
properties of colloids; Tyndall effect, Brownian movement, electrophoresis, coagulation; emulsions – types of 
emulsions. 
 
      Unit VI: General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements  
Principles and methods of extraction – concentration, oxidation, reduction electrolytic method, and 
refining; occurrence and principles of extraction of aluminum, copper, zinc, and iron. 
 
      Unit VII: p-Block Elements  
Group 15 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, oxidation states, 
trends in physical and chemical properties; nitrogen – preparation, properties, and uses; compounds of 
nitrogen: preparation and properties of ammonia and nitric acid, oxides of nitrogen ( structure only); 
Phosphorous-allotropic forms; compounds of phosphorous: preparation and properties of phosphine 
,halides (PCl 3, PCl 5) and oxoacids (elementary idea only). 
 
 
 
Note:  
There will be one Question Paper which will have 50 questions out of which 40 questions need to be 
attempted. 
 
3 
 
 
Group 16 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, oxidation states, occurrence, 
trends in physical and chemical properties; dioxygen: preparation, properties, and uses; classification of 
oxides; ozone. Sulphur – allotropic forms; compounds of sulphur: preparation, properties, and uses of 
sulphur dioxide; sulphuric acid: industrial process of manufacture, properties and uses, oxoacids of sulphur 
(structures only). 
Group 17 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, oxidation states, occurrence, 
trends in physical and chemical properties; compounds of halogens: preparation, properties and uses of 
chlorine and hydrochloric acid, interhalogen compounds, oxoacids of halogens (structures only). 
Group 18 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, trends in physical and 
chemical properties, uses. 
        Unit VIII: d and f Block Elements  
General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence and characteristics of transition metals, 
general trends in properties of the first-row transition metals – metallic character, ionization enthalpy, 
oxidation states, ionic radii, colour, catalytic property, magnetic properties, interstitial compounds, alloy 
formation. Preparation and properties of K
2
Cr
2
O
7 
and KMnO
4
. 
Lanthanoids – electronic configuration, oxidation states, chemical reactivity, and lanthanoid contraction and 
its consequences. 
Actinoids – Electronic configuration, oxidation states, and comparison with lanthanoids. 
 
        Unit IX Coordination Compounds  
Coordination compounds: Introduction, ligands, coordination number, colour, magnetic properties and 
shapes, IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds, bonding, W ern er’ s theory 
VBT, CFT; isomerism (structural and stereo)importance of coordination compounds (in qualitative analysis, 
extraction of metals and biological systems). 
 
        Unit X: Haloalkanes and Haloarenes  
Haloalkanes: Nomenclature, nature of C-X bond, physical and chemical properties, mechanism of 
substitution reactions. Optical rotation. 
Haloarenes: Nature of C-X bond, substitution reactions (directive influence of halogen for 
monosubstituted compounds only). 
Uses and environmental effects of – dichloromethane, trichloromethane, tetrachloromethane, iodoform, 
freons, DDT. 
 
        Unit XI: Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers  
Alcohols: Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties (of primary 
alcohols only); identification of primary, secondary, and tertiary alcohols; mechanism of dehydration, uses, 
with special reference to methanol and ethanol. 
Phenols: Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, acidic nature of 
phenol, electrophilic substitution reactions, uses of phenols. 
Ethers: Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, uses. 
 
        Unit XII: Aldehydes, Ketones, and Carboxylic Acids  
Aldehydes and Ketones: Nomenclature, nature of carbonyl group, methods of preparation, physical and 
chemical properties, mechanism of nucleophilic addition, the reactivity of alpha hydrogen in aldehydes; 
uses. 
Carboxylic Acids: Nomenclature, acidic nature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical 
properties; uses. 
 
 
 
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        Unit XIII: Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen  
Amines: Nomenclature, classification, structure, methods of preparation, physical and chemical 
properties, uses, identification of primary secondary, and tertiary amines. 
 
Cyanides and Isocyanides – will be mentioned at relevant places in context. 
Diazonium salts: Preparation, chemical reactions, and importance in synthetic organic chemistry. 
 
Unit XIV: Biomolecules  
Carbohydrates – Classification (aldoses and ketoses), monosaccharide (glucose and fructose), D-L 
configuration, oligosaccharides (sucrose, lactose, maltose), polysaccharides (starch, cellulose, glycogen): 
importance. 
Proteins - Elementary idea of a-amino acids, peptide bond, polypeptides, proteins, primary structure, 
secondary structure, tertiary structure and quaternary structure (qualitative idea only), denaturation of 
proteins; enzymes. 
Hormones –Elementary idea (excluding structure). 
Vitamins – Classification and functions. 
Nucleic Acids: DNA and RNA 
 
Unit XV: Polymers  
Classification – Natural and synthetic, methods of polymerization (addition and condensation), 
copolymerization. Some important polymers: natural and synthetic like polythene, nylon, polyesters, bakelite, 
rubber. Biodegradable and non-biodegradable polymers. 
 
Unit XVI: Chemistry in Everyday Life  
1. Chemicals in medicines – analgesics, tranquilizers, antiseptics, disinfectants, antimicrobials, 
antifertility drugs, antibiotics, antacids, antihistamines. 
2. Chemicals in food – preservatives, artificial sweetening agents, elementary idea of antioxidants. 
3. Cleansing agents – soaps and detergents, cleansing action. 
 
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1. What is the syllabus for the CUET Chemistry Exam?
Ans. The syllabus for the CUET Chemistry Exam includes topics such as atomic structure, chemical bonding, thermodynamics, organic chemistry, coordination compounds, and chemical kinetics, among others. It is important to thoroughly study and understand these topics to perform well in the exam.
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