IIT JEE Chemistry Syllabus 2022 


NTA releases the syllabus for JEE Main Chemistry along with the information brochure every year. The questions in the Chemistry section of the JEE Main examination are asked based on the syllabus given by NTA. The syllabus generally covers Class 11 and Class 12 Chemistry topics. The JEE Advanced Chemistry syllabus is released by the conducting IITs every year. IIT Bombay has already released the syllabus for JEE Advanced Chemistry 2023. It includes topics of Chemistry from Class 11 and Class 12 and some advanced topics as well. Students must go through the syllabus for JEE Main and JEE Advanced thoroughly in order to prepare for the exams. Given below are the detailed syllabi for JEE Chemistry 2022-2023 that will help you power up your IIT JEE preparations. 


IIT JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus 2022-2023


JEE Main Chemistry includes three sections - organic chemistry, physical chemistry, and inorganic chemistry. There are a total of 28 units in the JEE Main Chemistry syllabus as given below.

JEE Main 2022 Chemistry Syllabus 

Section A: Physical Chemistry

Unit 1: Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry

Unit 2: States of Matter

Unit 3: Atomic Structure

Unit 4: Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

Unit 5: Chemical Thermodynamics

Unit 6: Solutions

Unit 7: Equilibrium

Unit 8: Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry

Unit 9: Chemical Kinetics

Unit 10: Surface Chemistry


Section B: Inorganic Chemistry

Unit 11: Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

Unit 12: General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Metals

Unit 13: Hydrogen

Unit 14: Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)

Unit 15: P-Block Elements

Unit 16: d-and-f Block Elements

Unit 17: Coordination Compounds

Unit 18: Environmental Chemistry

Section C: Organic Chemistry

Unit 19: Purification and Characterization of Organic Compounds

Unit 20: Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry

Unit 21: Hydrocarbons

Unit 22: Organic Compounds Containing Halogens

Unit 23: Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen

Unit 24: Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

Unit 25: Polymers

Unit 26: Biomolecules

Unit 27: Chemistry In Everyday Life

Unit 28: Principles Related to Practical Chemistry



JEE Main 2022 Chemistry Detailed Syllabus 


Each unit given in the chemistry syllabus for JEE Main 2022 includes different concepts that students need to study to prepare for the JEE Main chemistry section. You can download the complete syllabus from the askIITians website. 

JEE Main 2022 Physical Chemistry Syllabus 



Unit 1: Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

Matter and its nature, Dalton’s atomic theory;

Concept of atom, molecule, element and compound;

Physical quantities and their measurements in Chemistry, precision and accuracy, significant figures, S.I. Units, dimensional analysis;

Laws of chemical combination: Atomic and molecular masses, mole concept, molar mass, percentage composition, empirical and molecular formulae; Chemical equations and stoichiometry.

Unit 2: States of Matter

Classification of matter into solid, liquid and gaseous states.

Gaseous State:- Measurable properties of gases;

Gas laws – Boyle’s law, Charle’s law, Graham’s law of diffusion, Avogadro’s law, Dalton’s law of partial pressure;

Concept of Absolute scale of temperature;

Ideal gas equation;

Kinetic theory of gases (only postulates);

Concept of average, root mean square and most probable velocities;

Real gases, deviation from Ideal behavior, compressibility factor and van der Waals equation.

Solid State:- Classification of solids: molecular, ionic, covalent and metallic solids, amorphous and crystalline solids (elementary idea);

Bragg’s Law and its applications; Unit cell and lattices, packing in solids (fee, bec and hep lattices), voids, calculations involving unit cell parameters, imperfection in solids; Electrical and magnetic properties.

Liquid State:- Properties of liquids – vapor pressure, viscosity and surface tension and effect of temperature on them (qualitative treatment only).

Unit 3: Atomic Structure

Thomson and Rutherford atomic models and their limitations;

Nature of electromagnetic radiation, photoelectric effect;


Spectrum of hydrogen atom, Bohr model of hydrogen atom – its postulates, derivation of the relations for energy of the electron and radii of the different orbits, limitations of Bohr’s model;


Dual nature of matter, de-Broglie’s relationship, Heisenberg uncertainty principle. Elementary ideas of quantum mechanics, quantum mechanical model of atom, its important features. Concept of atomic orbitals as one electron wave functions;


Variation of t|/ and \|/2 with r for Is and 2s orbitals; various quantum numbers (principal, angular momentum and magnetic quantum numbers) and their significance; shapes of s, p and d – orbitals, electron spin and spin quantum number;


Rules for filling electrons in orbitals – aufbau principle, Pauli’s exclusion principle and Hund’s rule, electronic configuration of elements, extra stability of half-filled and completely filled orbitals.

Unit 4: Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

Covalent Bonding: Concept of electronegativity, Fajan’s rule, dipole moment; Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion (VSEPR) theory and shapes of simple molecules.


Kossel – Lewis approach to chemical bond formation, concept of ionic and covalent bonds.


Ionic Bonding: Formation of ionic bonds, factors affecting the formation of ionic bonds; calculation of lattice enthalpy.


Quantum mechanical approach to covalent bonding:

Valence bond theory – Its important features, concept of hybridization involving s, p and d orbitals; Resonance.


Molecular Orbital Theory – Its important features, LCAOs, types of molecular orbitals (bonding, antibonding), sigma and pi-bonds, molecular orbital electronic configurations of homonuclear diatomic molecules, concept of bond order, bond length and bond energy.


Elementary idea of metallic bonding. Hydrogen bonding and its applications.

Unit 5: Chemical Thermodynamics

Fundamentals of thermodynamics: System and surroundings, extensive and intensive properties, state functions, types of processes.


First law of thermodynamics – Concept of work, heat internal energy and enthalpy, heat capacity, molar heat capacity; Hess’s law of constant heat summation;


Enthalpies of bond dissociation, combustion, formation, atomization, sublimation, phase transition, hydration, ionization and solution.


Second law of thermodynamics: Spontaneity of processes; AS of the universe and AG of the system as criteria for spontaneity, AG” (Standard Gibbs energy change) and equilibrium constant.

Unit 6: Solutions

Colligative properties of dilute solutions – relative lowering of vapor pressure, depression of freezing point, elevation of boiling point and osmotic pressure; Determination of molecular mass using colligative properties;


Different methods for expressing concentration of solution – molality, molarity, mole fraction, percentage (by volume and mass both), vapor pressure of solutions and Raoult’s Law – Ideal and non-ideal solutions, vapor pressure – composition, plots for ideal and non-ideal solutions;


Abnormal value of molar mass, van’t Hoff factor and its significance.

Unit 7: Equilibrium

Meaning of equilibrium, concept of dynamic equilibrium.

Equilibria involving physical processes: Solid -liquid, liquid – gas and solid – gas equilibria, Henry’s law, general characteristics of equilibrium involving physical processes.


Ionic equilibrium: Weak and strong electrolytes, ionization of electrolytes, various concepts of acids and bases (Arrhenius, Bronsted – Lowry and Lewis) and their ionization, acid – base equilibria (including multi stage ionization) and ionization constants, ionization of water, pH scale, common ion effect, hydrolysis of salts and pH of their solutions, solubility of sparingly soluble salts and solubility products, buffer solutions.


Equilibria involving chemical processes: Law of chemical equilibrium, equilibrium constants (Kp and Kc) and their significance, significance of AG and AG” in chemical equilibria, factors affecting equilibrium concentration, pressure, temperature, effect of catalyst; Le Chatelier’s principle.

Unit 8: Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry

Electronic concepts of oxidation and reduction, redox reactions, oxidation number, rules for assigning oxidation number, balancing of redox reactions.


Electrolytic and metallic conduction, conductance in electrolytic solutions, molar conductivities and their variation with concentration: Kohlrausch’s law and its applications.


Nernst equation and its applications; Relationship between cell potential and Gibbs’ energy change; Dry cell and lead accumulator; Fuel cells.


Electrochemical cells – Electrolytic and Galvanic cells, different types of electrodes, electrode potentials including standard electrode potential, half – cell and cell reactions, emf of a Galvanic cell and its measurement.

Unit 9: Chemical Kinetics

Rate of a chemical reaction, factors affecting the rate of reactions: concentration, temperature, pressure and catalyst;

elementary and complex reactions, order and molecularity of reactions, rate law, rate constant and its units, differential and integral forms of zero and first order reactions, their characteristics and half -lives, effect of temperature on the rate of reactions -Arrhenius theory, activation energy and its calculation, collision theory of bimolecular gaseous reactions (no derivation).

Unit 10: Surface Chemistry

Colloidal state- distinction among true solutions, colloids and suspensions, classification of colloids -lyophilic, lyophobic; multimolecular, macromolecular and associated colloids (micelles), preparation and properties of colloids – Tyndall effect, Brownian movement, electrophoresis, dialysis, coagulation and flocculation; Emulsions and their characteristics.


Catalysis – Homogeneous and heterogeneous, activity and selectivity of solid catalysts, enzyme catalysis and its mechanism.


Adsorption- Physisorption and chemisorption and their characteristics, factors affecting adsorption of gases on solids – Freundlich and Langmuir adsorption isotherms, adsorption from solutions 


JEE Main 2022 Inorganic Chemistry Syllabus 



Unit 11: Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

Modern periodic law and the present form of the periodic table.

s, p, d and f block elements.


Periodic trends in properties of elements atomic and ionic radii, ionization enthalpy.


Electrons gain enthalpy, valence, oxidation states and chemical reactivity.

Unit 12: General Principles and Process of Isolation of Metals

Modes of occurrence of elements in nature, minerals, ores.


Extraction of metals: concentration, reduction (chemical and electrolytic methods) and refining with special reference to the extraction of Al, Cu, Zn, and Fe.


Thermodynamic and electrochemical principles are involved in the extraction of metals.

Unit 13: Hydrogen

The position of hydrogen in the periodic table, isotopes, preparation, properties, and uses of hydrogen.


Physical and chemical properties of water and heavy water.


Structure, preparation, reactions, and uses of hydrogen peroxide.


Classification of hydrides: ionic, covalent and interstitial.

Hydrogen as a fuel.

Unit 14: S Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)

Group 1 and Group 2 Elements: General introduction, electronic configuration and general trends in physical and chemical properties of elements, anomalous properties of the first element of each group, diagonal relationships.


Preparation and properties of some important compounds: sodium carbonate, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide and sodium hydrogen carbonate.


Industrial uses of lime, limestone, Plaster of Paris and cement.


The biological significance of Na, K, Mg, and Ca.

Unit 15: P Block Elements

Group 13 to Group 18 Elements: General Introduction, Electronic configuration, general trends in physical and chemical properties of elements across the periods and down the groups; unique behavior of the first element in each group. Groupwise study of the p block elements.


Group 13: Preparation, properties, and uses of boron and aluminum; Structure, properties and uses of borax, boric acid, diborane, boron trifluoride, aluminum chloride, and alums.


Group 14: Tendency for catenation; Structure, properties, and uses of allotropes and oxides of carbon, silicon tetrachloride, silicates, zeolites, and silicones.


Group 15: Properties and uses of nitrogen and phosphorus; Allotropic forms of phosphorus; Preparation, properties, structure, and ammonia, nitric acid, phosphine and phosphorus halides (PCl3, PCl5); Structures of oxides and oxoacids of nitrogen and phosphorus.


Group 16: Preparation, properties, structures and uses of dioxygen and ozone; Allotropic forms of sulfur; Preparation, properties, structures, and uses of sulfur dioxide, sulphuric acid (including its industrial preparation); Structures of oxoacids of sulfur.


Group 17: Preparation, properties, and uses of chlorine and hydrochloric acid; Trends in the acidic nature of hydrogen halides; Structures of Interhalogen compounds and oxides and oxyacids of halogens.


Group 18: Occurrence and uses of noble gases; Structures of fluorides and oxides of xenon.

Unit 16: D and F Block Elements

Transition Elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence and characteristics, general trends in properties of the first-row transition elements: physical properties, ionization enthalpy, oxidation states, atomic radii, color, catalytic behavior, magnetic properties, complex formation, interstitial compounds, alloy formation.


Preparation, properties, and uses of K2Cr2O7 and KMnO4.


Inner Transition Elements: Lanthanides, Electronic configuration, oxidation states, chemical reactivity and lanthanide contraction,


Actinoids: Electronic configuration and oxidation states.

Unit 17: Coordination Compounds

Introduction to coordination compounds, Werner’s theory.

Ligands, coordination number, denticity, chelation.


IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds, isomerism.


Bonding-Valence bond approach and basic ideas of Crystal field theory, color and magnetic properties.


Importance of coordination compounds (in qualitative analysis, extraction of metals and in biological systems).

Unit 18: Environmental Chemistry

Environmental pollution: Atmospheric, water, and soil.


Gaseous pollutants: Oxides of carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur, hydrocarbons; their sources, harmful effects, and prevention.

Greenhouse effect and Global warming, acid rain.


Particulate pollutants: Smoke, dust, smog, fumes, mist; their sources, harmful effects, and prevention.

Atmospheric pollution: Tropospheric and stratospheric.


Tropospheric pollution – Gaseous pollutants: Oxides of carbon, nitrogen and sulfur, hydrocarbons; their sources, harmful effects and prevention; Greenhouse effect and Global warming; Acid rain;


Stratospheric pollution: Formation and breakdown of ozone, depletion of ozone layer, its mechanism and effects.


Water Pollution: Major pollutants such as pathogens, organic wastes, and chemical pollutants; their harmful effects and prevention.


Soil pollution: Major pollutants such as Pesticides (insecticides, herbicides and fungicides) their harmful effects and prevention.


Strategies to control environmental pollution.


JEE Main 2022 Organic Chemistry Syllabus 



Unit 19: Purification and Characterisation of Organic Compounds

Purification: Crystallization, differential extraction, sublimation, distillation and chromatography principles and their applications.


Qualitative analysis: Detection of halogens, phosphorus, nitrogen and sulfur.


Quantitative analysis: Estimation of carbon, halogens, sulfur, hydrogen, nitrogen and phosphorus.


Calculations of empirical formula and molecular formulae, Numerical problems in organic quantitative analysis.

Unit 20: Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry

Tetravalency of carbon; Shapes of simple molecules – hybridisation (s and p).


Nomenclature (Trivial and IUPAC): Covalent bond fission Homolytic and heterolytic: free radicals, carbocations, and carbanions; stability of carbocations and free radicals, electrophiles and nucleophiles.


Classification of organic compounds based on functional groups: -C = C- and those containing halogens, oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur; Homologous series.


Isomerism: structural and stereoisomerism.


Electronic displacement in a covalent bond: Inductive effect, electromeric effect, resonance, and hyperconjugation.


Common types of organic reactions: Substitution, addition, elimination, and rearrangement.

Unit 21: Hydrocarbons

Classification, isomerism, IUPAC nomenclature, general methods of preparation, properties and reactions.


Alkanes: Conformations; Sawhorse and Newman projections (of ethane); Mechanism of halogenation of alkanes.


Alkenes: Geometrical isomerism; Mechanism of electrophilic addition: addition of hydrogen, halogens, water, hydrogen halides (Markownikoff’s and peroxide effect); Ozonolysis, oxidation, and polymerisation.


Alkynes: Acidic character; Addition of hydrogen, halogens, water and hydrogen halides; Polymerization.


Aromatic hydrocarbons: Nomenclature, benzene structure and aromaticity.


Mechanism of electrophilic substitution: halogenation, nitration, Friedel Crafts alkylation and acylation, directive influence of the functional group in monosubstituted benzene.

Unit 22: Organic Compounds Containing Halogens

General methods of preparation, properties, and reactions.


Nature of C – X bond.


Mechanisms of substitution reactions.


Uses, Environmental effects of chloroform, iodoform, freons, and DDT.

Unit 23: Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen

General methods of preparation, properties, reactions, and uses.


Alcohols: Identification of primary, secondary and tertiary alcohols; mechanism of dehydration.


Phenols: Acidic nature, electrophilic substitution reactions: halogenation, nitration, and sulphonation, Reimer Tiemann reaction.


Carboxylic Acids: Acidic strength and factors affecting it.


Ethers: Structure


Aldehyde and Ketones: Nature of carbonyl group; Nucleophilic addition to >C=O group, relative reactivities of aldehydes and ketones.


Important reactions such as Nucleophilic addition reactions (addition of HCN, NH3 and its derivatives), Grignard reagent; oxidation; reduction (Wolff Kishner and Clemmensen); the acidity of hydrogen, aldol condensation, Cannizzaro reaction, Haloform reaction.


Chemical tests to distinguish between aldehydes and Ketones.

Unit 24: Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

General methods of preparation, properties, reactions, and uses.


Diazonium Salts: Importance in synthetic organic chemistry.


Amines: Nomenclature, classification, structure, basic character and identification of primary, secondary and tertiary amines and their basic characters.

Unit 25: Polymers

General introduction and classification of polymers, general methods of polymerisation addition and condensation, co-polymerization.


Natural and synthetic rubber and vulcanisation.


Some important polymers emphasize their monomers and uses, polyethene, nylon, polyester, and bakelite.

Unit 26: Biomolecules

General introduction and importance of biomolecules.


Carbohydrates: Classification: aldoses and ketoses; monosaccharides (glucose and fructose), constituent monosaccharides or oligosaccharides (sucrose, lactose, maltose) and polysaccharides (starch, cellulose, glycogen).


Proteins: Elementary Idea of amino acids, peptide bond, polypeptides; Proteins: primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structure (qualitative idea only), denaturation of proteins, enzymes.


Vitamins: Classification and functions.


Nucleic Acids – Chemical constitution of DNA and RNA. Biological functions of nucleic acids.

Unit 27: Chemistry in Everyday Life

Chemicals in medicines: Analgesics, tranquilizers, antiseptics, disinfectants, antimicrobials, antifertility drugs, antibiotics, antacids, antihistamines, their meaning and common examples.


Chemicals in food: Preservatives, artificial sweetening agents are common examples.


Cleansing agents: Soaps and detergents, cleansing action.

Unit 28: Principles Related to Practical Chemistry

Detection of extra elements (N, S, halogens) in organic compounds.


Detection of the following functional groups: carbonyl (aldehyde and ketone), hydroxyl (alcoholic and phenolic), carboxyl and amino groups in organic compounds.


Inorganic compounds: Mohr’s salt, potash alum, and Organic compounds: Acetanilide, p-nitro acetanilide, aniline yellow, iodoform.


Titrimetric exercises: Acids bases and the use of indicators, oxalic acid vs KMnO4, Mohr’s salt vs KMnO4.


Qualitative salt analysis – Cations: Pb2+, Cu2+, AI3+, Fe3+, Zn2+, Ni2+, Ca2+, Ba2+, Mg2+, NH4+, and Anions: CO32-, S2-, SO42-, NO2-, NO3-, CI-, Br, I (Insoluble salts excluded).


Enthalpy of solution of CuSO4, Enthalpy of neutralization of strong acid and strong base, Preparation of lyophilic and lyophobic sols, and Kinetic study of the reaction of iodide ion with hydrogen peroxide at room temperature.


JEE Advanced Chemistry Syllabus 2022-2023

JEE Advanced 2022-2023 Physical Chemistry Syllabus 

General topics:

The concept of atoms and molecules, Mole concept, Dalton’s atomic theory.

Balanced chemical equations, Chemical formulas, Calculations on mole concept involving common oxidation and reduction.

Neutralization and displacement reactions.

Concentration in terms of mole fraction, molality, molarity, and normality.

Liquid and Gaseous States:

The absolute scale of temperature, ideal gas equation, Deviation from ideality, van der Waals equation.

Kinetic theory of gases, average, root mean square and most probable velocities and their relation with temperature.

Law of partial pressures, Vapor pressure and Diffusion of gases.

Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding:

Bohr model, the spectrum of a hydrogen atom, quantum numbers, Wave-particle duality, de Broglie hypothesis and Uncertainty principle.

Qualitative quantum mechanical picture of the hydrogen atom, shapes of s, p and d orbitals, Electronic configurations of elements (up to atomic number 36), Aufbau principle, Pauli exclusion principle and Hund’s rule.

Orbital overlap and the covalent bond; Hybridization involving s, p and d orbitals only; Orbital energy diagrams for homonuclear diatomic species; Hydrogen bond.

Polarity in molecules, dipole moment (qualitative aspects only), VSEPR model and shapes of molecules (linear, angular, triangular, square planar, pyramidal, square pyramidal, trigonal bipyramidal, tetrahedral and octahedral).


First law of Thermodynamics, Internal energy, work, and heat.

Pressure-Volume work, Enthalpy, Hess’s law; Heat of reaction, fusion, and vaporization.

The second law of Thermodynamics, Entropy, Free energy, and the criterion of spontaneity.

Chemical Equilibrium:

Law of mass action, Equilibrium constant, and Le Chatelier’s principle (effect of concentration, temperature and pressure).

The significance of Delta G and Delta G0 in chemical equilibrium, Solubility product, common ion effect, pH, and buffer solutions.

Acids and bases (Bronsted and Lewis concepts) and Hydrolysis of salts.


Electrochemical cells and cell reactions; Standard electrode potentials; Nernst equation and its relation to Delta G.

Electrochemical series, emf of galvanic cells, Faraday’s laws of electrolysis.

Electrolytic conductance, specific, equivalent and molar conductivity, Kohlrausch’s law, and Concentration cells.

Chemical Kinetics:

Rates of chemical reactions, Order of reactions, and Rate constant.

First-order reactions, Temperature dependence of rate constant (Arrhenius equation).

Solid State:

Classification of solids, crystalline state, and seven crystal systems (cell parameters a, b, c, Alpha, Beta, Gamma).

Close-packed structure of solids (cubic), packed in fcc, bcc and hcp lattices.

Nearest neighbors, ionic radii, simple ionic compounds, point defects.


Raoult’s law, Molecular weight determination from lowering of vapor pressure, the elevation of boiling point and depression of freezing point.

Surface chemistry: Elementary concepts of adsorption (excluding adsorption isotherms).

Colloids: types, methods of preparation and general properties; Elementary ideas of emulsions, surfactants, and micelles (only definitions and examples).

Nuclear chemistry:

Radioactivity: isotopes and isobars, Properties of Alpha, Beta, and Gamma rays.

Kinetics of radioactive decay (decay series excluded), carbon dating.

Stability of nuclei with respect to proton-neutron ratio; Brief discussion on fission and fusion reactions.


JEE Advanced 2022-2023 Inorganic Chemistry Syllabus

Isolation/preparation and properties of the non-metals:

Boron, silicon, nitrogen, phosphorus, oxygen, sulfur, and halogens.

Properties of allotropes of carbon (only diamond and graphite), phosphorus and sulfur.

Preparation and properties of the compounds:

Oxides, peroxides, hydroxides, carbonates, bicarbonates, chlorides and sulfates of sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium.

Boron: diborane, boric acid, borax, and Aluminum: alumina, aluminum chloride and alums.

Carbon: oxides and oxyacid (carbonic acid), and Silicon: silicones, silicates and silicon carbide.

Nitrogen: oxides, oxyacids and ammonia, and Phosphorus: oxides, oxyacids (phosphorus acid phosphoric acid) and phosphine.

Oxygen: ozone and hydrogen peroxide, and Sulfur: hydrogen sulfide, oxides, sulfurous acid, sulphuric acid and sodium thiosulphate.

Halogens: hydrohalic acids, oxides and oxyacids of chlorine, bleaching powder; Xenon fluorides.

Transition elements (3d series):

Definition, general characteristics, oxidation states and their stabilities, color (excluding the details of electronic transitions) and calculation of spin-only magnetic moment.

Coordination compounds: nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds, cis-trans and ionisation isomerisms, hybridization and geometries of mononuclear coordination compounds (linear, tetrahedral, square planar and octahedral).

Preparation and properties of the following compounds:

Oxides and chlorides of tin, and lead.

Oxides, chlorides and sulfates of Fe2+, Cu2+ and Zn2+.

Potassium permanganate, potassium dichromate, silver oxide, silver nitrate, silver thiosulphate.

Ores and minerals:

Commonly occurring ores and minerals of iron, copper, tin, lead, magnesium, aluminum, zinc, and silver.

Extractive metallurgy: Chemical principles, and reactions only (industrial details excluded).

Reduction Methods:

Carbon reduction method (iron and tin), Self-reduction method (copper and lead), Electrolytic reduction method (magnesium and aluminum), Cyanide process (silver and gold).

Principles of qualitative analysis: Groups I to V (only Ag+, Hg2+, Cu2+, Pb2+, Bi3+, Fe3+, Cr3+, Al3+, Ca2+, Ba2+, Zn2+, Mn2+ and Mg2+); Nitrate, halides (excluding fluoride), sulfate and sulfide.


JEE Advanced 2022-2023 Organic Chemistry Syllabus

Basic Concepts:

Hybridization of carbon; _ and _-bonds; Shapes of simple organic molecules, Structural and geometrical isomerism, Optical isomerism of compounds containing up to two asymmetric centers, (R,S and E,Z nomenclature excluded).

IUPAC nomenclature of simple organic compounds (only hydrocarbons, monofunctional, and bifunctional compounds), Conformations of ethane and butane (Newman projections), Resonance and hyperconjugation.

Keto-enol tautomerism, Determination of empirical and molecular formulae of simple compounds (only combustion method); Hydrogen bonds: definition and their effects on physical properties of alcohols and carboxylic acids.

Inductive and resonance effects on acidity and basicity of organic acids and bases, Polarity and inductive effects in alkyl halides.

Reactive intermediates produced during homolytic and heterolytic bond cleavage, Formation, structure and stability of carbocations, carbanions and free radicals.

Preparation, properties, and reactions of Alkenes and Alkynes:

Physical properties of alkenes and alkynes (boiling points, density and dipole moments); Acidity of alkynes.

Acid-catalyzed hydration of alkenes and alkynes (excluding the stereochemistry of addition and elimination), Reactions of alkenes with KMnO4 and ozone.

Reduction of alkenes and alkynes; Preparation of alkenes and alkynes by elimination reactions.

Electrophilic addition reactions of alkenes with X2, HX, HOX, and H2O (X=halogen), Addition reactions of alkynes, and Metal acetylides.

Properties, Preparation, and reactions of Alkanes:

Homologous series, physical properties of alkanes (melting points, boiling points and density).

Combustion and halogenation of alkanes.

Preparation of alkanes by Wurtz reaction and decarboxylation reactions.

Reactions of Phenol and Benzene:

Structure and aromaticity, Electrophilic substitution reactions: halogenation, nitration, sulphonation, Friedel-Crafts alkylation and acylation, Effect of o-, m- and p-directing groups in monosubstituted benzenes.

Phenols: Acidity, electrophilic substitution reactions (halogenation, nitration and sulphonation); Reimer-Tiemann reaction, and Kolbe reaction.

Characteristic Reactions:

Alkyl halides: rearrangement reactions of alkyl carbocation, Grignard reactions, nucleophilic substitution reactions.

Alcohols: esterification, dehydration and oxidation, reaction with sodium, phosphorus halides, ZnCl2/concentrated HCl, conversion of alcohols into aldehydes and Ketones.

Ethers: Preparation by Williamson’s Synthesis; Aldehydes and Ketones: oxidation, reduction, oxime and hydrazone formation; aldol condensation, Perkin reaction; Cannizzaro reaction; haloform reaction and nucleophilic addition reactions (Grignard addition).

Carboxylic acids: formation of esters, acid chlorides, and amides, ester hydrolysis.

Amines: basicity of substituted anilines and aliphatic amines, preparation from nitro compounds, reaction with nitrous acid, the azo coupling reaction of diazonium salts of aromatic amines, Sandmeyer and related reactions of diazonium salts; carbylamine reaction.

Haloarenes: nucleophilic aromatic substitution in haloarenes and substituted haloarenes (excluding Benzyne mechanism and Cine substitution).


Classification, mono- and disaccharides (glucose and sucrose), Oxidation, reduction, glycoside formation and hydrolysis of sucrose.

Amino acids and peptides: General structure (only primary structure for peptides) and physical properties.

Properties and uses of some important polymers: Natural rubber, cellulose, nylon, Teflon, and PVC.

Practical Organic Chemistry:

Detection of elements (N, S, halogens).

Detection and identification of the following functional groups: hydroxyl (alcoholic and phenolic), carbonyl (aldehyde and ketone), carboxyl, amino and nitro.

Chemical methods of separation of mono-functional organic compounds from binary mixtures.


Best Books for IIT JEE Chemistry

When it comes to preparing for IIT JEE Chemistry, NCERT books are the best choice for the students. It has been seen that 70-80% of questions in the chemistry section are directly from NCERT chapters. Even the NTA has disclosed that they focus more on NCERT concepts and base questions on the NCERT pattern. Therefore, NCERT Chemistry is a must read for JEE Main Chemistry. Other books that can be considered for IIT JEE Chemistry (Main and Advanced) include:

  • Physical Chemistry by  O.P. Tandon
  • Numerical Chemistry by P. Bahadur
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry J D Lee
  • Numerical Chemistry R.C. Mukharjee
  • Physical Chemistry P. Bahadur (For Reading Theory)
  • University Chemistry by Bruce H. Mahan
  • Numerical Chemistry by R.C. Mukharjee


Frequently Asked Questions 


  1. How many chapters are there in the IIT JEE Chemistry syllabus? 

JEE Main Chemistry syllabus includes 28 Units and IIT JEE Advanced Chemistry syllabus includes around 25 Units. 


  1. Is JEE Main Chemistry easy? 

If you have studied the NCERT books for Class 11 and Class 12 Chemistry thoroughly, you can easily clear the Chemistry section of JEE Main. Rest, it depends on how well you have practiced every topic given in the syllabus. 


  1. Is NCERT enough for JEE Main Chemistry? 

Yes, almost 80% of the questions are based on NCERT topics and you can easily crack the JEE Main Chemistry section if you have studied the NCERT books. 


  1. Can I skip organic chemistry in JEE Main? 

If you are aiming for the IITs, then you must prepare every section of the chemistry syllabus thoroughly. However, if you do not aim for IITs and want to get into a decent college with your JEE Main score, you can skip organic chemistry.

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