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Chemistry Syllabus for Teacher’s recruitment 8 – 10th High School Teachers

Basic concepts of chemistry
Molarity, molality, numerical problems, mole fraction, mass percentage
Structure of an atom:
Dalton’s theory – Fundamental particles and properties – electronic configuration – Bohr’s theory of hydrogen atom – Rutherford’s theory – J.J.Thomson experiment – Goldstains Alpha particle experiment – valency – valence electrons- Atomic number – Element symbol – Atomic mass – Atomic Mass Unit – Molecular mass – Avogadro number – Mole Concept – Isotopes.
Quantum numbers – Aufbau’s principle – Hunds rule – Pauli’s Exclusion Principle – Percentage Composition – Shape of s,p, and d orbitals - empherical formula.
De Broglie Relationship, numerical problems, Heisenberg uncertainty principle
Classification of elements:
Dobariner’s Triads – Newlands Octave’s – Mendeleev’s – Modern periodic table. Periodic trends of Modern periodic table.
Transition elements and inner transition elements- properties
Chemical bonds: Ionic bond – Covalent bond – Hydrogen bond – Metallic bond – Electron Sea Model – Ionic compounds – Covalent Compounds: Nature and properties– Co-ordination bond –, polar and non polar compounds – sigma bond – pi bond – Hybrid orbitals: SP, SP2 and SP3.
VSEPR theory- examples CH4, H2O, NH3
VBT orbital overlap concept-ss,sp,pp with examples
Hybridization Sp3d with pcl5

Molecular orbital theory: salient features, formation of molecular orbital by LCAO method
Electronic configuration and molecular behavior- bond order, nature of bond, bond length ,
States of matter – Element – compound – mixtures – solutions – Anomalous expansion of water – Boyle’s law and Charles law - applications.
Boyle’s law, Charles’ law- its numerical problems. Gay Lussac’s law
Chemical Reactions: Meaning and types of chemical reactions – Chemical combination, decomposition, displacement, double displacement – oxidation – reduction – catalysts.– exothermic and endothermic reactions – reducing agent – oxidizing agent
Equilibrium in chemical process-Le Chatelier’s principle,(factors affecting equilibrium) Ionic equilibrium
Acids, bases and salts: Meanings – examples – properties – uses: strong – weak – dilute acids – concentrated acids – hydrated salts – efflorescent – deliquescent.
Theories of acids and bases with examples
Ionization of acids and bases, degree of disassociation, Ionic product of water
Organic chemistry: Carbon and its compounds – allotropes of carbon – catenation – isomerism – Hydrocarbons: Aliphatic and Aromatics – Aromatic hydrocarbons properties and uses – petrochemicals – fractional distillation of petroleum - combustion of hydrocarbon fuels – calorific value – octane number – thermal cracking – Functional groups – Manufacture of sucrose.
Poly functional group, Hydrogenation, Ethyl alcohol preparation
Chemical properties: Substitution reaction, halogenations, combustion, controlled oxidation (catalytic oxidation) pyrolysis, Markownikoff’s rule
Test for unsaturated hydrocarbons:
Aromatic hydrocarbons-structure of Benzene, resonance and stability of Benzene, electrophilic substitution reaction- Halogenations, Nitration, Sulfonation, Friedel craft’s alkylation
Solid state
Crystal lattice, FCC, bcc and cubic
Colloids and its properties, Raoult’s law, colligative properties
Electro chemistry
Factors affecting the products of electrolysis. Leclanche cell, lead acid battery H2-O2 fuel cell
Chemical kinetics:
Rate of Reaction- factors affecting rate of reaction, first order and half life, pseudo first order reaction, Temperature –Arrhenius equation, activation energy, energy distribution curve.
d-block elements:
electronic configuration of 3d series elements , general trends in properties of first row transition metals, metallic character, oxidation state, magnetic properties , colour, catalytic properties, alloy formation
Chemicals in our daily life:
Soaps – detergents – cement – glass – ceramics – washing soda – baking powder – plaster of Paris - paper – Pharmaceuticals – Bleaching powder – Fertilizers: Raw materials and uses

Chemicals in medicines-antacids, antibiotics disinfectants, antiseptics and analgesics

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