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Best Chemistry Books for the IIT JAM Examination 2023

The below table contains the list of the Best Books for the IIT JAM 2023 Chemistry exam preparations.

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Atomic & Molecular Structure: Physical chemistry

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Mc Graw Hill

Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

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Analytical Chemistry

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New Age

Basic Concept in Organic Chemistry & Stereochemistry

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Inorganic Chemistry

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New Age International Publishers

Heterocyclic Chemistry

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Atkins’ Physical Chemistry: International Eleventh Edition

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  1. Extensive mathematical support includes ‘Chemist’s toolkits, which provide students with succinct reminders of mathematical concepts and techniques.
  2. Detailed annotations of mathematical derivations, broken into clear steps with signposted ‘physical interpretation’ sections.

Introduction To Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

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  1. Complete coverage of the courses on Thermodynamics I and II for Chemical Engineering students.
  2. Well-structured Chapter introductions and concise Chapter- end Synopsis. rich pedagogy: 100+ Solved examples, 700+ exercise problems.

Analytical Chemistry, An Indian Adaptation

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  1. Focuses on more in-depth coverage of the principles and techniques of instrumental analysis.
  2. It includes two new chapters dedicated to mass spectroscopy and thermal methods of analysis.
  3. The content has also been reorganized to align it better with the curriculum requirements.

Organic Reactions Stereochemistry and Mechanism

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  1. This book contains solved problems for CSIR-UGC NET.

Best Book for Inorganic Chemistry Volume-III

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  1. This book is helpful for the examinations such as CSIR-NET, GATE, IIT-JAM, TIFR, and BARC.
  2. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry volume 3 textbook describes important concepts of INNER TRANSITION ELEMENTS, BIOINORGANIC CHEMISTRY, INORGANIC SPECTROSCOPY, and NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY systematically.

Bansal R K Heterocyclic Chemistry

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IIT-JAM 2022: Chemistry Syllabus for Preparation

  • Physical Chemistry

  • Planck’s black body radiation, Photoelectric effect, Bohr’s theory, de Broglie postulate, Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle.
  • Schrödinger’s wave equation (including mathematical treatment), postulates of quantum mechanics, normalized and orthogonal wave functions, its complex conjugate (the idea of complex numbers), and significance of Ѱ2 Operators.
  • Particle in the one-dimension box, radial and angular wave functions for hydrogen atom, radial probability distribution.
  • Finding maxima of distribution functions (the idea of maxima and minima), the energy spectrum of the hydrogen atom.
  • Shapes of s, p, d, and f orbitals.
  • Pauli’s Exclusion Principle.
  • Hund’s rule of maximum multiplicity.
  • Kinetic molecular model of a gas: collision frequency; collision diameter; mean free path and viscosity of gases.
  • Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution: molecular velocities, the law of equipartition of energy, the molecular basis of heat capacities; Ideal gases, and deviations from ideal gas behavior, van der Waals equation of state; critical state, the law of corresponding states.
  • Physical properties of Liquid, vapor pressure, surface tension, and co-efficient of viscosity and their applications.
  • Effect of concentration of solutes on surface tension and viscosity.
  • Effect of temperature other viscosity of liquids.
  • Unit Cells, Miller indices, crystal systems, and Bravais Lattices, elementary applications of vectors to crystal systems.
  • X-ray diffraction, Bragg’s Law, Structure of NaCl, CsCl, and KCl, diamond, and graphite.
  • Close packing in metals and metal compounds, semiconductors, insulators.
  • Defects in crystals, lattice energy.
  • Isomorphism.
  • Heat capacity of solids.
  • Mathematical treatment: Exact and in-exact differentials, partial derivatives, Euler’s reciprocity, cyclic rule.
  • Reversible and irreversible processes;
  • Laws of thermodynamics, thermochemistry, thermodynamic functions, such as enthalpy, entropy, and Gibbs free energy, their properties, and applications.
  • Partial molar quantities, the dependence of thermodynamic parameters on composition, Gibbs Duhem equation, chemical potential, and its applications.
  • Law of mass action; Kp, Kc, Kx, and Kn; Effect of temperature on K; Le-Chatelier principle.
  • Ionic equilibria in solutions; pH and buffer solutions; Salt hydrolysis; Solubility and solubility product; Acid-base titration curves; Indicators; Dilute solutions.
  • Raoult’s and Henry’s Laws and their applications; Colligative properties; Gibbs phase rule; Phase equilibria; single and two-component phase diagrams.
  • Conductivity, equivalent, and molar conductivity and their properties.
  • Kohlrausch law; DebyeHückel Onsager equation; Ionic velocities, mobilities, transference numbers; Applications of conductance measurement.
  • Quantitative aspects of Faraday’s laws of electrolysis, applications of electrolysis in metallurgy, and industry.
  • Electromotive force of a cell, Nernst equation; Standard electrode potential, Electrochemical series.
  • Concentration cells with and without transference; Applications of EMF measurements including potentiometric titrations.
  • Order and molecularity of a reaction, differential and integrated form of rate expressions – basic ideas of integration and differentiation.
  • Kinetics of opposing, parallel, and consecutive reactions.
  • Steady-state approximation in reaction mechanisms; Chain reactions; Uni-molecular reaction (Lindemann mechanism).
  • Temperature dependence of reaction rates, Arrhenius equation; activation energy.
  • Collision theory of reaction rates; Types of catalysts, specificity, and selectivity, mechanisms of catalyzed reactions at solid surfaces.
  • Enzyme catalysis (Michaelis-Menten mechanism, Double reciprocal plot), Acid-base catalysis.
  • Gibbs adsorption equation; adsorption isotherm; types of adsorption; surface area of adsorbents; surface films on liquids.
  • Beer-Lambert’s law; fundamental concepts of rotational, vibrational, electronic, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
  • Organic Chemistry

  • Electronic effects (resonance, inductive, hyperconjugation) and steric effects and their applications (acid/base property).
  • Optical isomerism in compounds with and without any stereocenters (allenes, biphenyls).
  • Conformation of acyclic systems (substituted ethane/n-propane/n-butane) and cyclic systems, substituted cyclohexanes, and polycyclic (cis and trans decalins) systems.
  • Chemistry of reactive intermediates (carbocations, carbanions, free radicals, carbenes, nitrenes, benzynes);
  • Nucleophilic substitution, elimination reactions, and mechanisms;
  • Hofmann-Curtius-Lossen rearrangement, Wolff rearrangement, Simmons-Smith reaction, Reimer Tiemann reaction, Michael reaction, Darzens reaction, Wittig reaction, and McMurry reaction;
  • Pinacolpinacolone, Favorskii, benzilic acid rearrangement, Baeyer-Villeger reaction; oxidation and reduction reactions in organic chemistry;
  • Organometallic reagents in organic synthesis (Grignard, organolithium, organocopper, and organozinc (Reformatsky only);
  • Diels-Alder, electrocyclic and sigmatropic reactions; functional group inter-conversions and structural problems using chemical reactions.
  • Identification of functional groups by chemical tests; elementary UV, IR, and 1H NMR spectroscopic techniques as tools for structural elucidation of simple organic molecules.
  • Chemistry of alkaloids, steroids, terpenes, carbohydrates, amino acids, peptides, and nucleic acids.
  • Monocyclic, bicyclic, and tricyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and monocyclic compounds with one hetero atom: synthesis, reactivity, and properties, aromaticity;
  • Electrophilic and nucleophilic aromatic substitution reactions.
  • Inorganic Chemistry

  • Periodic classification of elements, Aufbau’s principle, periodicity;
  • Variations of orbital energy, effective nuclear charge, atomic, covalent, and ionic radii, ionization enthalpy, electron gain enthalpy, and electronegativity with atomic number, electronic configuration of diatomic molecules (first and second-row elements).
  • General methods of isolation and purification of elements; Principles and applications of Ellingham diagram.
  • Ionic bond: Packing of ions in crystals, radius ratio rule, Born-Landé equation, Kapustinskii expression, Madelung constant, Born-Haber cycle, solvation energy, polarizing power, and polarizability.
  • Fajan’s rules; Covalent bond: Lewis structure, valence bond theory.
  • Hybridization, molecular orbital theory, molecular orbital diagrams of diatomic and simple polyatomic molecules and ions; Multiple bonding (𝜎 and 𝜋 bond approach) and bond lengths.
  • van der Waals forces, ion-dipole forces, dipole-dipole interactions, induced dipole interactions, instantaneous dipole-induced dipole interactions, hydrogen bonding.
  • Effect of intermolecular forces on melting and boiling points, solubility energetics of dissolution process.
  • Bond dipole, dipole moment, and molecular polarizabilities; VSEPR theory and shapes of molecules; ionic solids.
  • Reactions of alkali and alkaline earth metals with oxygen, hydrogen and water; alkali and alkaline earth metals in liquid ammonia.
  • Gradation in properties of main group element in a group;  Inert pair effect; Synthesis, structure and properties of diborane, ammonia, silane, phosphine and hydrogen sulphide.
  • Allotropes of carbon; Oxides of nitrogen, phosphorus and sulphur; Oxoacids of phosphorus, sulphur and chlorine; Halides of silicon and phosphorus.
  • Synthesis and properties of borazine, silicone and phosphazene; Synthesis and reactions of xenon fluorides.
  • Characteristics of d-block elements; oxide, hydroxide, and salts of first row metals; coordination complexes: structure, isomerism, reaction mechanism, and electronic spectra.
  • VB, MO, and crystal field theoretical approaches for structure, color, and magnetic properties of metal complexes.
  • Organometallic compounds with metal-ligand single and multiple bonds (such as metal carbonyls, metal nitrosyls, and metallocenes).
  • Homogenous catalysis involving Wilkinson’s catalyst.
  • Essentials and trace elements of life; basic reactions in the biological systems and the role of metal ions, especially Fe2+, and Zn2+; structure and function of myoglobin, hemoglobin, and carbonic anhydrase.
  • Basic principles; instrumentations and simple applications of conductometry, potentiometry, and UV-vis spectrophotometry; analyses of water, air, and soil samples.
  • Principles of qualitative and quantitative analysis; acid-base, oxidation-reduction, and complexometric titrations using EDTA.
  • Precipitation reactions; Use and types of indicators; use of organic reagents in inorganic analysis; Radioactivity, nuclear reactions, applications of isotopes.
  • Mathematical treatment in error analysis, elementary statistics, and probability theory.

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