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NEET Chemistry Syllabus
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NEET Chemistry Syllabus: The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET-UG) is a competitive exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for candidates who are seeking admissions to undergraduate MBBS and BDS courses in Government or Private Medical Colleges in India.  NEET Chemistry Syllabus is the combination of concepts taught in class 11th and class 12th Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry.

In this article we will discuss  NEET Chemistry Syllabus, Strategy To Prepare for exam etc. Before preparing for any competitive exam, candidates should be aware about the syllabus of examination. So, we have collected all the essential details regarding NEET Chemistry Syllabus to help candidates to prepare for the examination.

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Quick Facts

Name of the Examination National Eligibility cum Entrance Test
Commonly Known as NEET
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Mode Written
Subjects 4
Time Limit 3 Hours
Total Questions 180
Subject Wise Questions 45
Maximum Marks 720
Marks per Question 4
Negative Marking Yes (-1)
Courses Offered through the exam MBBS, BDS

NEET Chemistry Syllabus

The syllabus for NEET Chemistry is none other than class 11th and 12th NCERT book syllabus. Here we have described the detailed NEET Chemistry syllabus, lets have a look.

Class 11 Chemistry Syllabus

Unit 1: Some basic concepts of Chemistry
  • General Introduction – Importance and Scope of chemistry
  • Laws of chemical combination, Dalton’s atomic theory: the concept of elements, atoms and molecules
  • Atomic and molecular masses. Mole concept and molar mass; percentage composition and empirical and molecular formula; chemical reactions, stoichiometry and calculations based on stoichiometry
Unit 2: Structure of Atom Atomic number, isotopes and isobars. Concept of shells and subshells, dual nature of matter and light, de Broglie’s relationship, Heisenberg uncertainty principle, concept of orbital, quantum  numbers, shapes of s,p, and d orbitals, rules for filling electrons in orbitals – Aufbau principle, Pauli exclusion principles and Hund’s rule, electronic configuration of atoms, stability of half filled and completely filled orbitals
Unit 3: Classification of elements and periodicity in properties Modern periodic law and long term form of periodic table, periodic trends in properties of elements – atomic radii, ionic radii, ionization enthalpy, election gain enthalpy, electronegativity, valence
Unit 4: Chemical Bonding and molecular structure Valence electrons, ionic bond, covalent bond, bond parameters, Lewis structure, polar character of covalent bond, valence bond theory, resonance, geometry of molecules, VSEPR theory, concept of hybridization involving s, p and d orbitals and shapes of some simple molecules, molecular orbital theory of homonuclear diatomic molecules (qualitative idea only) . Hydrogen bond
Unit 5: States of matter – Gases and Liquids
  • Three states of matter, intermolecular interactions, types of bonding, melting and boiling points, role of gas of elucidating the concept of molecule, Boyle’s law, Charle’s Law, Gay Lussac’s law, Avogadro’s law, ideal behaviour of gases, empirical derivation of gas equation. Avogadro number, ideal gas equation. Kinetic energy and molecular speeds(elementary idea), deviation from ideal behaviour, liquefaction of gases, critical temperature
  • Liquid state – Vapour pressure, viscosity and surface tension (qualitative idea only, no mathematical derivations)
Unit 6: Thermodynamics
  • First law of thermodynamics – internal energy and enthalpy, heat capacity and specific heat, measurement of U and H, Hess’s law of constant heat summation, enthalpy of: bond dissociation, combustion, formation, atomization, sublimation, phase transition, ionization, solution and dilution
  • Introduction of entropy as state function, Second law of thermodynamics, Gibbs energy for spontaneous and non-spontaneous process, criteria for equilibrium and spontaneity.
  • Third law of thermodynamics – Brief introduction
Unit 7: Equllibrium Equilibrium in Physical and chemical processes, dynamic nature of equilibrium, law of chemical equilibrium, equilibrium constant, factors affecting equilibrium Le Chatelier’s principle, ionic equilibrium – ionization of acids and bases, strong and weak electrolytes, degree of ionization, ionization of polybasic acids, acid strength, concept of pH., Hydrolysis of salts(elementary idea), buffer solutions, Henderson equation, solubility product, common ion effect (with illustrative examples)
Unit 8: Redox reactions Concept of oxidation and oxidation and reduction, redox reactions oxidation number, balancing redox reactions in terms of loss and gain of electron and change in oxidation numbers
Unit 9: Hydrogen Occurrence, isotopes, preparation, properties and uses of hydrogen, hydrides-ionic, covalent and interstitial; physical and chemical properties of water, heavy water; hydrogen peroxide-preparation, reactions, uses and structure
Unit 10: s-Block elements(Alkali and alkaline earth metals)
  • Group 1 and group 2 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, anomalous properties of the first element of each group, diagonal relationship, trends in the chemical reactivity with oxygen, water, hydrogen and halogens, uses
  • Preparation and properties of some important compounds
  • Sodium carbonate, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide and sodium hydrogen carbonate, biological importance of sodium and potassium
  • Industrial use of lime and limestone, biological importance of Mg and Ca
Unit 11: Some p-block elements
  • General introduction to p-Block elements
  • Group 13 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, variation of properties, oxidation states, trends in chemical reactivity, anomalous properties of first element of the group, Boron, some important compounds: borax, boric acids, boron hydrides. Aluminium: uses, reactions with acids and alkalies
  • General 14 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, variation of properties, oxidation of states, trends in chemical reactivity, anomalous behaviour of first element. Carbon, allotropic forms, physical and chemical properties: uses of some important compounds: oxides
  • Important compounds of silicon and a few uses: silicon tetrachloride, silicones, silicates and zeolites, their uses
Unit 12: Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques
  • General introduction, methods of purification qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Classification and IUPAC nomenclature of organic compounds
  • Electronic displacements in a covalent bond: inductive effect, electromeric effect, resonance and hyperconjugation
  • Homolytic and heterolytic fission of a covalent bond: free radials, carbocations, carbanions; electrophiles and nucleophiles, types of organic reactions
Unit 13: Hydrocarbons
  • Alkanes – Nomenclature, isomerism, conformations (ethane only), physical properties, chemical reactions including free radical mechanism of halogenation, combustion and pyrolysis
  • Alkenes – Nomenclature, structure of double bond(ethene), geometrical isomerism, physical properties, methods of preparation: chemical reactions: addition of hydrogen, halogen, water, hydrogen halides (Markovnikov’s addition and peroxide effect), ozonolysis, oxidation, mechanism of electrophilic addition
  • Alkynes – Nomenclature, structure of triple bond (ethyne), physical properties, methods of preparation, chemical reactions:acidic character of alkynes, addition reaction of – hydrogen, halogens, hydrogen halides and water
  • Aromatic hydrocarbons – introduction, IUPAC nomenclature, Benzene; resonance, aromaticity, chemical properties: mechanism of electrophilic substitution – Nitration sulphonation, halogenation, Friedel Craft’s alkylation and acylation, directive influence of functional group in mono-substituted benzene; carcinogenicity and toxicity
Unit 14: Environmental Chemistry Environmental pollution – Air, water and soil pollution, chemical reactions in atmosphere, smogs, major atmospheric pollutants; acid rain ozone and its reactions, effects of depletion of ozone layer, green house effect and global warming- pollution due to industrial wastes; green chemistry as an alternative tool for reducing pollution, strategy for control of environmental pollution

Class 12th Chemistry Syllabus

Given Below is the list of all the topics included in class 12th for NEET Chemistry syllabus.

Unit 1: Solid state Classification of soilds 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
Unit 2: Solutions Types of solutions, expression of concentration of solutions of soilds in liquids, solubility of gases in liquids, soild solutions, colligative properties: relative lowering of vapour pressure, Raoult’s law, elevation of boiling point, depression of freezing point, osmotic pressure, determination of molecular masses using colligative properties abnormal molecular mass. Van Hoff factor
Unit 3: Electrochemistry Redox reactions, conductance in electrolytic solutions, specific and molar conductivity variation of conductivity with concentration, kohlrausch’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, relation between Gibbs energy change and EMF of a cell, fuel cells; corrosion
Unit 4: 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, Arrhenious equation
Unit 5: Surface Chemistry Adsorption: physisorption and chemisorption; factors affecting adsorption of gases on solids, catalysis homogenous and heterogeneous, activity and selectivity:enzyme catalysis; colloidal state: 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 6: General principles and processes of isolation of elements Principles and methods of extraction: concentration, oxidation, reduction electrolytic methods and refining; occurrence and principles of extraction of aluminium, copper, zinc and iron
Unit 7: p-Block elements
  • Group 15 elements: general introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, oxidation states, trends in physical and chemical properties; preparation and properties of ammonia and nitric acid, oxides of nitrogen(Structure only); Phosphorous-allotropic forms; compounds of phosphorus: preparation and properties of phosphine, halides (PCl3, PCl5) and oxoacids (elementary idea only)
  • Group 16 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, oxidation states, 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 (structure only)
  • Group 18 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, trends in physical and chemical properties, uses
Unit 8: d and f Block elements
  • General introduction, electronic configuration, 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 K2Cr2O7 and KMnO4
  • Lanthanoids: electronic configuration, oxidation states, chemical reactivity and lanthanoid contraction and its consequences
  • Actinoids: electronic configuration, oxidation states and comparison with lanthanoids
Unit 9: Coordination Compounds Coordination compounds: Introduction, ligands, coordination number, colour, magnetic properties and shapes, IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds, isomerism (structural and stereo) bonding, Werner’s theory VBT,CFT; importance of coordination compounds(in qualitative analysis, biological systems).
Unit 10: 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 environment effects of: dichloromethane, tri chloromethane, tetra chloromethane, iodoform, freons, DDT
Unit 11: 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
  • Phenol: 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 12: Aldehydes, ketones and carboxylic acids
  • Aldehydes and Ketones: Nomenclature, nature of carbonyl group, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties; and mechanism of nucleophilic addition, reactivity of alpha hydrogen in aldehydes; uses.
  • Carboxylic acids: nomenclature, acidic nature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties; uses
Unit 13: 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
  • Diazonium salts: preparation, chemical reactions and importance in synthetic organic chemistry
Unit 14: 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: 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 function
  • Nucleic acids: DNA and RNA
Unit 15: Polymers Classification: natural and synthetic, methods of polymerization (addition and condensation), copolymerization. Some important polymers: natural and synthetic like polyesters, Bakelite; rubber, biodegradable and non-biodegradable polymers
Unit 16: Chemistry in Everyday life
  • Chemicals in medicines: analgesics, tranquilizers, antiseptics, disinfectants, antimicrobials, antifertility drugs, antibiotics, antacids, antihistamines.
  • Chemicals in food: preservatives, artificial sweetening agents, elementary idea of antioxidants
  • Cleansing agents: soaps and detergents, cleansing action

Subject Wise Weightage

According to NEET previous year papers analysis we have listed Chemistry subject and its weightage.

Subject Weightage
Physical Chemistry 35%
Organic Chemistry 29%
Inorganic Chemistry 36%

Chapter Wise Weightage

The following table will show the NEET 2019 Chemistry paper chapter wise weightage which will help you to prepare for NEET Entrance exam.

Class 11th

Chapters Weightage
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure 5%
Environmental Chemistry 2%
Equilibrium 6%
Hydrocarbons 3%
Hydrogen 3%
Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques(1 & 2) 2%+2%
Periodic table 2%
Redox Reactions 3%
s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals) 2%
States of Matter: Gases and Liquids 2%
Structure of Atom 2%
Thermodynamics 8%

Class 12th

Chapters Weightage
Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers 4%
Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids 4%
Biomolecules 3%
Chemical Kinetics 3%
Chemistry in Everyday Life 2%
Coordination Compounds 9%
d and f Block Elements 4%
Electrochemistry 2%
General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements 2%
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes 3%
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen 3%
p-Block Elements 7%
Polymers 2%
Solid State 2%
Solutions 5%
Surface Chemistry 2%

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