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Posted at: Dec 6, 2017, 12:41 AM; last updated: Dec 6, 2017, 12:41 AM (IST)TESTING TIMES: JEE (CHEMISTRY)

Organic way to learn chemistry

Preparation guidelines

  • Focus on clearing concepts, application skills and completing the syllabus on time.
  • Chemistry demands practice. Numericals may appear simpler, but require practice to ensure no errors are made.
  • The key to score well in Organic Chemistry is patience. Give ample time to topics like general organic chemistry, stereochemistry, etc.
  • If you find yourself a bit behind in any one of the topics, focus on improving the other two sections by taking more practice tests.
  • Attempt theoretical questions first followed by numerical questions.
  • Must solve at least 10-15 previous years' question papers before appearing in JEE. This will help you get the right temperament of the exam.
Organic way to learn chemistry
Preparing for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is one of the most daunting tasks, especially when you are running out of time. At this time of the year, when JEE Main 2018 is just a few months away, having strong basics in physics, maths and chemistry can make all the difference in getting admission to a top-rated college. The time left for JEE preparation must be used as a tool and not as a crutch. Therefore, strategic planning or subject-wise preparation is the need of the hour. 

Out of three major subjects (physics, maths, chemistry) for JEE, chemistry is the most scoring one, especially, if it's prepared with proper planning and committed study hours. Unlike physics and mathematics, chemistry is less about applications and concepts and more about planning. To make the most of the scoring subject,  chemistry, it is essential to understand the fundamental concepts clearly. Chemistry is divided into the following three sections: 

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

Physical Chemistry plays a vital role in evolving underlying principles of chemistry, which is more like mathematics and physics. At JEE level, physical chemistry begins from basics of mole concept, quantities at atomic level and goes to energy, thermodynamics and kinetics which forms the basis of how reactions occur. Other topics from physical chemistry like concentration of solutions, chemical equilibrium, thermodynamics or chemical energetic serve as a pillar of chemistry in JEE. Problems of physical chemistry are a bit complex and hence, require lots of training. It is advised to practice each and every chapter carefully and understand the concepts thoroughly. 

Physical chemistry has the weightage of 30-40 per cent in the JEE chemistry paper and hence it is the most important section.

Topics like solid state, gaseous state, chemical kinetics, chemical thermodynamics and equilibrium should be on top of your preparation list. 

Organic Chemistry

This is the second most important part of the chemistry paper. Although organic chemistry in itself is relatively vast, but at JEE level, it goes with General Organic Chemistry. It begins with the concept of Resonance, IUPAC Nomenclature, Hybridisation, Isomerism, Hyper conjugation, etc.

Organic chemistry contributes approximately 30-40 per cent part in the paper. Topics like Halides, Hydrocarbons, Alcohols & Phenols, Aldehydes & Ketones, Carboxylic acids etc. from Organic Chemistry must be pinned in the mind of every student. 

Inorganic Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry is all about chemical reactions in the most primitive method. Here, the study is based on Mendeleev's Periodic Table as the elements are divided according to their groups. 

The other scoring part of inorganic chemistry is the Coordination Compounds followed by Analytical Chemistry and Chemical Reactions and Metallurgy. The JEE Chemistry paper contains questions, which are direct in nature and based on direct application of concepts.  

— Inputs from Ramesh Batlish, FIITJEE Expert


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