KPPSC CHEMISTRY PMS SYLLABUS

12. CHEMISTRY
Total Marks – 200
Paper I
Marks – 100

1. Atomic structure – Quantum theory, Schrodinger equation, Particle in box, hydrogen atom,
hydrogen moleculeion, hydrogen molecule, Theories of hydrogen and metallic bonding
2. Electrochemistry – Ionic equilibria, theory of strong electrolytes, Cbye-Huckel theory of activity
coefficients, galvanic cells, membrane equilibria and fuel cells. Theories of Acids and Bases,
glass electrode, measurement of pH, electrolysis, over voltage and corrosion
3. Thermodynamics – First law of Thermodynamics, internal energy, enthalpy functions,
thermochemisty, Entropy and second law of thermodynamics. Free energy and chemical
equilibrium
4. Chemistry of the following Elements – Oxygen, Carbon, Chlorine, Silicon, Nitrogen, Phosphorus
5. Metallurgy of the following Elements - Copper, Aluminum, Iron and Silver
6. Inorganic Chemical Industries – Sulphuric Acid, Fixation of Nitrogen, Chemical Fertilizers, Semiconductivity
devices, Cement, Glass and Ceramics
7. Chemistry of transition Elements – General characteristics of the group based on the electronic
configuration of elements, complex compounds, nature of coordinate bond, historical
development, applications of Valence Bond, molecular orbital and Crystal Field theories to
explain the structures of the Complex Compounds
8. Pollution – water, air
Paper II
Marks – 100

1. Theory of chemical bonding – Elements of Valence bond and molecular orbital theories (idea of
bonding, non-bonding and anti-bonding orbitals), Sigma and Pi bonds. Hybridization, Shape of
molecules
2. Chemical kinetics – Rate law and its determination Order of reaction, Experimental methods,
Temperature Dependence of rate constants, study of mechanism of a few selected reactions (1st
and 2nd under reaction only)
3. Surface chemistry and catalysis – Physical adsorption and chemisorptions, surface area
determination, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, acid-base and enzyme catalysis
4. Physical organic chemistry – elements of organic reaction mechanism, optical and geometric
isomerism, conformational analysis, resonance. H-Bond and its effects on the properties of
organic compound
5. Organic halogen Compounds – Types and synthetic application. Grignard reagents.
6. Chemistry of Carbonyl compounds – Types of Carbonyl compounds, preparation and reactions of
Aldehydes and ketones
7. Aromatic chemistry – structure of Benzene with particular reference to mechanism of Electrophilic
Substitution reactions
8. Organic Nitrogen compounds – Diazonium salts and their synthetic applications, preparation and
reaction of aromatic amino compounds, introduction of the study of Dyes with particular reference
to Azodyes
9. Chemistry of natural products – Elementary study of Carbohydrates, oils and fats, alkaloids and
vitamins
10. Industrial organic Chemistry – Organic polymers, fermentation processes including preparation of
anti-biotics, petro-chemical industry

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