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ASSO CET 2012 Chemistry Syllabus

Updated on: Mar 20, 2013

ASSO CET Chemistry section consists of 50 marks and the syllabus that is covered is that of Class 12. The detailed syllabus is given in this section:

ASSO CET Chemistry Syllabus

Physical and Inorganic Chemistry
Std. XII (Paper - I)
1 .  Solutions and Colligative Properties.
1.1 Introduction and definition of solution.
1.2 Ways of expressing concentration of a solution.
1.3 Definition of colligative properties.
1.4 Lowering of vapour pressure and Raoult’s law.
1.5 Determination of Molecular weight from lowering of vapour pressure.
1.6 Boiling point elevation.
1.7 Determination of Molecular weight from elevation of Boiling point.
1.8 Freezing point depression.
1.9 Determination of Molecular weight from depression of Freezing point.
1.10 Osmosis and osmotic pressure.
1.11 Measurement of osmotic pressure by Berkeley and Hartley’s method.
1.12 Laws of osmotic pressure.
1.13 Determination of Molecular weight from Osmotic pressure.
1.14 Abnormal osmotic pressure.
1.15 Van’t Hoff-Avogadro’s law. Self learning (Evaluative). 
2 .  Introduction.
2.1 Concepts in Thermodynamics.
2.2 Types of systems.
2.3 Properties of a system.
2.4 Thermodynamic function or state function.
2.5 Types of processes.
2.6 Nature of work and Heat.
2.7 First law of Thermodynamics.
2.8 Enthalpy of a system.
2.9 Thermochemistry.
2.10 Heat of Reaction.
2.11 Thermochemical Equations.
2.12 Types of Heat of Reactions.
2.13 Heat Capacity.
2.14 Kirchoff’s equation.
2.15 Internal energy and change in Internal energy.
2.16 Hess’s law of constant Heat Summation.
2.17 a)Definition and example of Homogenous and Heterogenous system.
2.17 b) Work done in vacuum and work done in cyclic process. Self-learning (Evaluative).  
3 .  Ionic Equilibra.
3.1 Introduction and definition of Acids and Bases.
3.2 Strong and weak Acids and Bases.
3.3 Ionisation of water.
3.4 pH and pOH.
3.5 Common ion effect.
3.6 Buffer solutions.
3.7 Solubility product.
3.8 Hydrolysis of salts.
3.9 Buffer of a single salt solution. Self-learning (Evaluative).  
4 .  Electrochemistry
4.1 Introduction.
4.2 Faraday’s laws of electrolysis .
4.3 Electrochemical cells.
4.4 Conventions used to represent a cell.
4.5 Types of Electrodes.
4.6 Concepts of Electrode potential (Nernst Theory).
4.7 Standard oxidation potential and standard reduction potential
4.8 EMF of a cell.
4.9 EMF series.
4.10 Common types of cells.
4.11 Hydrogen-Oxygen Fuel cell.
4.12 Concept of corrosion.  
5 .  Nuclear Chemistry.
5.1 Introduction.
5.2 Characteristics of sub-atomic particles.
5.3 Nuclear Stability.
5.4 Radioactivity .
5.5 Artificial radioactivity and artificial transmutation.
5.6 Nuclear reactions.
5.7 Radio-isotopes and their uses.
5.8 Applications of radio-isotopes in agriculture and production of synthetic elements. Self-learning (Evaluative)  
6 .  Chemical Kinetics.
6.1 Introduction.
6.2 Rate of a reaction.
6.3 Rate of Laws.
6.4 Order of a reaction.
6.5 Molecularity and order of a reaction.
6.6 Pseudo-first order reaction.
6.7 Integrated Rate equation.
6.8 Half-life of a reaction.
6.9 Determination of order of a reaction. 
7 .  d-Block Elements.
7.1 Introduction, position in periodic table, electronics configuration.
7.2 Characteristics of transition metals.
7.3 Zinc: Occurrence .
7.4 Extraction of zinc from zinc blende by carbon reduction process.
7.5 Physical and Chemical properties of zinc.
7.6 Uses of zinc.
7.7 Galvanization of Iron, Self learning (Evaluative) 

Inorganic and Organic Chemistry
Std. XII (Paper – II)
8 .
 f-Block elements .
8.1 Lanthanides – Introduction, position in periodic table, electronic configuration.
8.2 Oxidation state, colour.
8.3 Lanthanide contraction effect.
8.4 Actinides – Introduction, position in periodic table, electronic configuration.
8.5 Comparison between lanthanides and actinides.
8.6 Similarities in properties of lanthanides and actinides. Self learning (Evaluative)  
9 .  Halogen derivatives of alkanes.
9.1 Introduction.
9.2 Classification.
9.3 Mono halogen derivatives.
9.4 Nomenclature of alkyl halides.
9.5 Preparation of alkyl halides.
9.6 Reaction of alkyl halides.
9.7 Di halogen derivative (C2H4Cl2).
9.8 Tri halogen derivative (CHCl3 and CHI3).
9.9 Bond Fission.
9.10 Reagents.
9.11 Mobility of electrons in single and double bonds.
9.12 SN1 and SN2 reaction mechanism.
9.13 Optical activity.
9.14 The action of HBr on 1-butene in presence and absence of peroxide. Self learning (Evaluative)  
10 .  (A) Alcohols.
10.1 Alcohols – introductions.
10.2 Classification.
10.3 Nomenclature.
10.4 Preparation.
10.5 Physical properties.
10.6 Chemical properties.
10.7 Uses of alcohols.
(B) Phenols.
10.8 Phenols – introduction
10.9 Preparation of Phenol.
10.10 Reactions of phenol.
10.11 Distinction between alcohols and phenol.
10.12 Uses of phenol.
10.13
(i) Solubility of lower alcohol in water (Hydrogen-bonding).
(ii) The different isomers of C4H9OH and their preparation by reduction of aldehydes and ketones. Self learning (Evaluative) 
11 .  Ethers
11.1 Introduction.
11.2 Classification.
11.3 Nomenclature and Metamerism.
11.4 Preparation.
11.5 Reactions.
11.6 Uses.
11.7 The preparation of ethyl n-propyl ether by Williamson’s synthesis. Self learning (Evaluative)  
12 .  Aldehydes and Ketones.
12.1 Introduction.
12.2 Carbonyl compounds and Classification.
12.3 Nomenclature of aldehydes and ketones.
12.4 Preparation of aldehydes and ketones.
12.5 Reaction of aldehydes and ketones.
12.6
(i) The preparation of propionoaldehyde and diethyl ketone by all known methods.
(ii) The aldol condensation reaction with propionaldehyde. Self learning (Evaluative) 
13 .  (A) Acids.
13.1 Introductions.
13.2 Nomenclature of acids.
13.3 Preparation of acids.
13.4 Reactions of acids
(A) Esters.
13.8 Introduction
13.9 Nomenclature of esters.
13.10 Preparation of esters.
13.11 Reaction of esters.
13.12 Uses of esters.
13.13
(i) The preparation of propionic acid by using all known methods.
(ii) Preparation of acid amide by using acid chloride.
(iii) The action of ethyl magnesium halides on esters (formate and acetate only). Self learning.
13.14 Preparation of scented sticks – Enterprise education (Non-evaluative).
13.15 Preparation of room freshener – Enterprise education (Non-evaluative).  
14 .  Amines
14.1 Introduction.
14.2 Classification.
14.3 Nomenclature.
14.4 Preparation of primary amines.
14.5 Reactions of amines.
14.6 The conversion of quaternary ammonium halide to quaternary ammonium hydroxide. Self learning (Evaluative)  
15 .  Biomolecules
15.1 Introduction.
15.2 Carbohydrates.
15.3 Proteins.
15.4 Fats and oils.  
16 .  Synthetic fibers.
16.1 Introduction.
16.2 Classification of fibres.
16.3 Preparation of fibres.
16.4 Physical properties and uses of fibres.  
17 .  Chemistry in every day life.
17.1 Introduction – Chemicals in medicines and health care.
17.2 Analgesics.
17.3 Tranquilizers.
17.4 Antiseptics and disinfectants.
17.5 Antibiotics.
17.6 Antacids.
17.7 Chemicals in food preservatives.
17.8 Artificial sweetening agents.
17.9 Antioxidants.
17.10 Preparation of disinfectant phenyl- Enterprise education (Evaluative)

Chemistry Practical

Physical Chemistry

1 . Heat of combustion of ethyl or methyl alcohol
2 . Heat of solution of KNO3
3 . Heat of neutralization of strong acid and strong base
4 . Determination of heat of reaction / displacement reaction
(i)CuSO4+Fe --> FeSO4 + Cu
(ii)CuSO4 --> ZNSO4 + Cu
5 . Hydrolysis of salt (NH4Cl, CH3COONa, NaCl, (NH4)2 CO3) and determination of pH by pH paper or universal indicator(any one method)

Inorganic Chemistry

1 . Double titrations involving the following combinations
(a)acid – base – acid.
(b)base – acid – base.
(c)Oxalic acid – KMnO4 – F.A.S.
(acid : HCL, HNO3, H2SO4- oxalic acid, acetic acid base :
NaOH, KOH, Na2CO3, K2CO3)
2 . Inorganic qualitative analysis (8- mixtures) using micro scale techniques (Mixtures containing two basic or two acidic radicals). The basic radicals: radicals not belonging to the same group)
(a)Basic radicals: (Water soluble and insoluble).
Group I Ag+, Hg+, Pb++
Group II Pb++, Cu++, Bi+++, Cd++
Group III A Fe+++, Al+++, Cr+++
Group III B Zn++, Co++, Ni ++
Group IV Ca++, Sr++, Ba++
Group V Mg++
Group VI NH4+, K+
(b) Acidic radicals : (Water Soluble only)
Cl-, Br-, I-, CO3--, SO4--, NO3-

Organic Chemistry

1 . Determination of Type / Nature

(Acid, Base, Phenol and Neutral)
2 . Determination of functional group
(-COOH, -OH (Alcoholic / Phenolic), -CO-, -CHO, -NH2)
3 . Physical Constants:
(M.P.: Benzoic acid, oxalic acid, salicylic acid, b -napthol, nitroaniline, napthalene
B.P. methyl alcohol, ethyl alcohol, aniline, phenol)
4 . Food adulteration :
tea leaves, powered sugar, turmeric powder, jaggary, ghee, edible oil, milk.
Demonstration Experiments
1 . Preparation of methyl salicylate
2 . Preparation of iodoform
3 . Hydrolysis of methyl or ethyl acetate by acid
4 . One acid- Base titration by using to Burette method

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