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Section Name Topic Name 3 Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties 3.1 Why do we Need to Classify Elements ? 3.2 Genesis of Periodic Classification 3.3 Modern Periodic Law and the present form of the Periodic Table 3.4 Nomenclature of Elements with Atomic Numbers > 100 3.5 Electronic Configurations of Elements and the Periodic Table 3.6 Electronic Configurations and Types of Elements: s-, p-, d-, f – Blocks 3.7 Periodic Trends in Properties of Elements
Section Name Topic Name 7 Equilibrium 7.1 Equilibrium in Physical Processes 7.2 Equilibrium in Chemical Processes – Dynamic Equilibrium 7.3 Law of Chemical Equilibrium and Equilibrium Constant 7.4 Homogeneous Equilibria 7.5 Heterogeneous Equilibria 7.6 Applications of Equilibrium Constants 7.7 Relationship between Equilibrium Constant K, Reaction Quotient Q and Gibbs Energy G 7.8 Factors Affecting Equilibria 7.9 Ionic Equilibrium in Solution 7.10 Acids, Bases and Salts 7.11 Ionization of Acids and Bases 7.12 Buffer Solutions 7.13 Solubility Equilibria of Sparingly Soluble Salts
Section Name Topic Name 10 The s-Block Elements 10.1 Group 1 Elements: Alkali Metals 10.2 General Characteristics of the Compounds of the Alkali Metals 10.3 Anomalous Properties of Lithium 10.4 Some Important Compounds of Sodium 10.5 Biological Importance of Sodium and Potassium 10.6 Group 2 Elements : Alkaline Earth Metals 10.7 General Characteristics of Compounds of the Alkaline Earth Metals 10.8 Anomalous Behaviour of Beryllium 10.9 Some Important Compounds of Calcium 10.10 Biological Importance of Magnesium and Calcium
Section Name Topic Name 12 Organic Chemistry – Some Basic Principles and Techniques 12.1 General Introduction 12.2 Tetravalence of Carbon: Shapes of Organic Compounds 12.3 Structural Representations of Organic Compounds 12.4 Classification of Organic Compounds 12.5 Nomenclature of Organic Compounds 12.6 Isomerism 12.7 Fundamental Concepts in Organic Reaction Mechanism 12.8 Methods of Purification of Organic Compounds 12.9 Qualitative Analysis of Organic Compounds 12.10 Quantitative Analysis
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What is Chemistry?

  • It can also be defined as that branch of science that deals with the study of the composition, properties and interaction of matter.
  • Chemistry is the science of atoms, molecules and their transformations.

Branches of Chemistry

  1. Organic Chemistry:- This branch deals with study of carbon compounds especially hydrocarbons and their derivatives
  2. Inorganic Chemistry:- This branch deals with the study of compounds of all other elements except carbon. It largely concerns itself with the study of minerals founda in the Earth’s crust.
  3. Physical Chemistry:- The explanation of fundamental principles governing various chemical phenomena is the main concern of this branch. It is basically concerned with laws and theories of the different branches of chemistry.
  4. Industrial Chemistry:- The chemistry involved in industrial processes is studies under this branch.
  5. Analytical Chemistry:- This branch deals with the qualitative and quantitative analysis of various substances.
  6. Biochemistry:- This branch deals with the chemical changes going on in the bodies of living organisms; plants and animals.
  7. Nuclear Chemistry:- Nuclear reactions, such as nuclear fission, nuclear fusion, transmutation processes etc. are studied under this branch.

Knowledge of chemistry helps us to know:-

  1. The properties of different substances like diamond, coal, plastics etc.
  2. In preparation of soaps like liquid or powder.
  3. The fabrics, plastic toys, paper, pencil, eraser, sugar cubes, petrol or diesel etc.
  4. In the manufacture of different types of fertilizers, pesticides and medicines.

Chemistry helps us to answer the following questions:-

  • To count the number of atoms and molecules in a given mass of matter?
  • How to see the atoms and molecules?

Advantages of studying chemistry

  1. With a better understanding of chemical principles it has now become possible to design and synthesise new materials having specific magnetic, electric and optical properties.
  2. Safer alternatives to environmentally hazardous refrigerants like CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons), responsible for ozone depletion in the stratosphere, have been successfully synthesised.

Problems which can be tackled with the study of chemistry:-

  1. Management of Green House gases like methane, carbon dioxide etc.
  2. Understanding of bio-chemical processes, use of enzymes for large-scale production of chemicals and synthesis of new exotic materials are some of the intellectual challenges for the future generation of chemists.
  3. Understanding of bio-chemical processes, use of enzymes for large-scale production of chemicals.

Question may be asked on this topic.

Q.1: Define Chemistry and It’s Branch?

Q.2: How can we use chemistry in our day to day life?

Q.3: What are the advantages to learn chemisty?


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