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IIT JAM Biotechnology Chemistry Syllabus 2024 has been released officially by the IIT JAM 2024 authority online. Students can download the IIT JAM 2024 Syllabus in PDF format.

The IIT JAM is known as the India Institute of Technology, and the Indian Institute of Science may offer the Joint Admission Test for Masters of Science and Technology.

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IIT Madras conducts IIT JAM 2024 Exam. For better preparation, Candidates can also Download other Syllabus in PDF format.

Physical Chemistry

  • Basic Mathematical Concepts: Functions; maxima and minima; integrals; ordinary differential equations; vectors and matrices; determinants; elementary statistics and probability theory.
  • Atomic and Molecular Structure: Fundamental particles; Bohr’s theory of hydrogen-like atom; wave-particle duality; uncertainty principle; Schrödinger’s wave equation; quantum numbers; shapes orbitals; Hund’s rule and Pauli’s exclusion principle; electronic configuration of simple homonuclear diatomic molecules
  • Theory of Gases: Equation of state for ideal and non-ideal (van der Waals) gases; Kinetic theory of
    gases; Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution law; equipartition of energy.
  • Solid-state: Crystals and crystal systems; X-rays; NaCl and KCl structures; close packing; atomic and ionic radii; radius ratio rules; lattice energy; Born-Haber cycle; isomorphism; heat capacity of solids.
  • Chemical Thermodynamics: Reversible and irreversible processes; first law and its application to ideal and nonideal gases; thermochemistry; second law; entropy and free energy; criteria for spontaneity.
  • Chemical and Phase Equilibria: Law of mass action; Kp, Kc, Kx, and Kn; effect of temperature on K; Ionic equilibria in solutions; pH and buffer solutions; hydrolysis; solubility product; phase equilibria–Phase rule and its application to one-component and two-component systems; colligative properties.
  • Electrochemistry: Conductance and its applications; Transport number; Galvanic cells; EMF and free energy; concentration cells with and without transport; polarography; concentration cells with and without transport; Debey-Huckel-Onsager theory of strong electrolytes.
  • Chemical Kinetics: Reactions of various order; Arrhenius equation; collision theory; transition state theory; chain reactions – normal and branched; enzyme kinetics; photochemical processes; catalysis.
  • Adsorption: Gibbs adsorption equation; adsorption isotherm; types of adsorption; a surface area of
    adsorbents; surface films on liquids.
  • Spectroscopy: Beer-Lambert law; fundamental concepts of rotational, vibrational, electronic and
    magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

Organic Chemistry

  • Basic Concepts in Organic Chemistry and Stereochemistry: Electronic effects (resonance, inductive, hyperconjugation) and steric effects and its applications (acid/base property); optical isomerism in compounds with and without any stereocenters (allenes, biphenyls); confirmation of acyclic systems (substituted ethane/n-propane/n-butane) and cyclic systems (mono- and di-substituted cyclohexanes).
  • Organic Reaction Mechanism and Synthetic Applications: Chemistry of reactive intermediates(carbocations, carbanions, free radicals, carbenes, nitrenes, benzynes, etc…); Hofmann-Curtius-Lossenrearrangement, Wolff rearrangement, Simmons-Smith reaction, Reimer-Tiemannreaction, Michaela reaction, Darzens reaction, Wittig reaction, and McMurry reaction; Pinacol-pinacolone, Favorskii,benzilic acid rearrangement.
  • Dienone-phenol rearrangement, Baeyer-Villeger reaction; oxidation and reduction reactions in organic chemistry; organometallic reagents in organic synthesis (Grignard, organolithium and organocopper); Diels-Alder, electrocyclic and sigmatropic reactions; functional group inter-conversions and structural problems using chemical reactions.
  • Qualitative Organic Analysis: Identification of functional groups by chemical tests; elementary UV, IR, and 1H NMR spectroscopic techniques as tools for structural elucidation.
  • Natural Products Chemistry: Chemistry of alkaloids, steroids, terpenes, carbohydrates, amino acids, peptides, and nucleic acids.
  • Aromatic and Heterocyclic Chemistry: Monocyclic, bicyclic and tricyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and monocyclic compounds with one heteroatom: synthesis, reactivity, and properties.

Inorganic Chemistry

  • Periodic Table: Periodic classification of elements and periodicity in properties; general methods of
    isolation and purification of elements.
  • Chemical Bonding and Shapes of Compounds: Types of bonding; VSEPR theory and shapes of
    molecules; hybridization; dipole moment; ionic solids; the structure of NaCl, CsCl, diamond, and graphite; lattice energy
  • Main Group Elements (s and p blocks): General concepts on group relationships and gradation in properties; a structure of electron-deficient compounds involving main group elements.
  • Transition Metals (d block): Characteristics of 3d elements; oxide, hydroxide, and salts of the first row metals; coordination complexes: structure, isomerism, reaction mechanism, and electronic spectra.
  • VB, MO and Crystal Field theoretical approaches for structure, color and magnetic properties of metal complexes; organometallic compounds having ligands with back bonding capabilities such as metal
    carbonyls, carbenes, nitrosyls, and metallocenes; homogenous catalysis.
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry: Essentials and trace elements of life; basic reactions in the biological systems and the role of metal ions, especially Fe2+, Fe3+, Cu2+, and Zn2+; structure and function of
    hemoglobin and myoglobin and carbonic anhydrase.
  • Instrumental Methods of Analysis: Basic principles; instrumentations and simple applications of conductometry, potentiometry, and UV-vis spectrophotometry; analysis of water, air, and soil samples.
  • Analytical Chemistry: Principles of qualitative and quantitative analysis; acid-base, oxidation-reduction and complexometric titrations using EDTA; precipitation reactions; use of indicators; use of organic reagents in inorganic analysis; radioactivity; nuclear reactions; applications of isotopes.

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