CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Syllabus 2022-23, Course Structure, Theory and Practical Exam Syllabus

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Have you heard about the latest CBSE examination pattern? Aren’t you? Well, CBSE has discontinued the term-wise examination pattern and has included the annual examination. Hence, it has also impacted the syllabus of Class 12 tremendously. If you are in search of the latest syllabus and exam pattern of CBSE Class 12 Chemistry then you have landed the right place. Get the entire details here. As the exam is going to be conducted in the old pattern you have to start your preparation from day one.

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See the class 12 Chemistry CBSE syllabus below. The updated syllabus from CBSE has been made public and most disciplines have lost certain chapters or themes. Therefore, students should be familiar with the entire syllabus and organise their studies around the material covered there.

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Unit II: Solutions 

Types of solutions, expression of concentration of solutions of solids in liquids, solubility of gases in liquids, solid solutions, Raoult's law, colligative properties - relative lowering of vapour pressure, elevation of boiling point, depression of freezing point, osmotic pressure, determination of molecular masses using colligative properties, abnormal molecular mass, Van't Hoff factor. 

Unit III: Electrochemistry 

Redox reactions, EMF of a cell, standard electrode potential, Nernst equation and its application to chemical cells, Relation between Gibbs energy change and EMF of a cell, conductance in electrolytic solutions, specific and molar conductivity, variations of conductivity with concentration, Kohlrausch's Law, electrolysis and law of electrolysis (elementary idea), dry cell-electrolytic cells and Galvanic cells, lead accumulator, fuel cells, corrosion. 

Unit IV: Chemical Kinetics 

Rate of a reaction (Average and instantaneous), factors affecting rate 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, Arrhenius equation. 

Unit VIII: d and f Block Elements

General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence and 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 S.No. Title No. of Periods Marks 1 Solutions 15 7 2 Electrochemistry 18 9 3 Chemical Kinetics 15 7 4 d -and f -Block Elements 18 7 5 Coordination Compounds 18 7 6 Haloalkanes and Haloarenes 15 6 7 Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers 14 6 8 Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids 15 8 9 Amines 14 6 10 Biomolecules 18 7 Total 160 70 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 IX: Coordination Compounds 

Coordination compounds - Introduction, ligands, coordination number, colour, magnetic properties and shapes, IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds. Bonding, Werner's theory, VBT, and CFT; structure and stereoisomerism, the importance of coordination compounds (in qualitative analysis, extraction of metals and biological system). 

Unit X: Haloalkanes and Haloarenes.

Haloalkanes: Nomenclature, nature of C–X bond, physical and chemical properties, optical rotation mechanism of substitution reactions. Haloarenes: Nature of C–X bond, substitution reactions (Directive influence of halogen in monosubstituted compounds only). Uses and environmental effects of - dichloromethane, trichloromethane, tetrachloromethane, iodoform, freons, DDT. 

Unit XI: 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. Phenols: 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 XII: Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids 

Aldehydes and Ketones: Nomenclature, nature of carbonyl group, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, 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 XIII: Amines 

Amines: Nomenclature, classification, structure, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, uses, identification of primary, secondary and tertiary amines. Diazonium salts: Preparation, chemical reactions and importance in synthetic organic chemistry. 

Unit XIV: Biomolecules 

Carbohydrates - Classification (aldoses and ketoses), monosaccharides (glucose and fructose), D-L configuration oligosaccharides (sucrose, lactose, maltose), polysaccharides (starch, cellulose, glycogen); Importance of carbohydrates. Proteins -Elementary idea of - amino acids, peptide bond, polypeptides, proteins, structure of proteins - primary, secondary, tertiary structure and quaternary structures (qualitative idea only), denaturation of proteins; enzymes. Hormones - Elementary idea excluding structure. Vitamins - Classification and functions. Nucleic Acids: DNA and RNA. 

Practical Syllabus

Micro-chemical methods are available for several of practical experiments. Wherever possible, such techniques should be used. 

A. Surface Chemistry 

(a) Preparation of one lyophilic and one lyophobic sol Lyophilic sol - starch, egg albumin and gum Lyophobic sol - aluminium hydroxide, ferric hydroxide, arsenous sulphide. 

(b) Dialysis of sol-prepared in (a) above. (c) Study of the role of emulsifying agents in stabilizing the emulsion of different oils. 

B. Chemical Kinetics 

(a) Effect of concentration and temperature on the rate of reaction between Sodium Thiosulphate and Hydrochloric acid. 

(b) Study of reaction rates of any one of the following: 

  • Reaction of Iodide ion with Hydrogen Peroxide at room temperature using different concentrations of Iodide ions. 
  • Reaction between Potassium Iodate, (KIO3) and Sodium Sulphite: (Na2SO3) using starch solution as an indicator (clock reaction). 

C. Thermochemistry 
Any one of the following experiments 

  • Enthalpy of dissolution of Copper Sulphate or Potassium Nitrate.
  • Enthalpy of neutralization of strong acid (HCI) and strong base (NaOH).
  • Determination of enthaply change during interaction (Hydrogen bond formation) between Acetone and Chloroform. 

D. Electrochemistry 
Variation of cell potential in Zn/Zn2+|| Cu2+/Cu with change in concentration of electrolytes (CuSO4 or ZnSO4) at room temperature. 

E. Chromatography 

  • Separation of pigments from extracts of leaves and flowers by paper chromatography and determination of Rf values.
  • Separation of constituents present in an inorganic mixture containing two cations only (constituents having large difference in Rf values to be provided) 

F. Preparation of Inorganic Compounds 
Preparation of double salt of Ferrous Ammonium Sulphate or Potash Alum. Preparation of Potassium Ferric Oxalate. 

G. Preparation of Organic Compounds 
Preparation of any one of the following compounds i) Acetanilide ii) Di -benzalAcetone iii) p-Nitroacetanilide iv) Aniline yellow or 2 - Naphthol Anilinedye. 

H. Tests for the functional groups present in organic compounds: Unsaturation, alcoholic, phenolic, aldehydic, ketonic, carboxylic and amino (Primary) groups. 

I. Characteristic tests of carbohydrates, fats and proteins in pure samples and their detection in given foodstuffs. 

J. Determination of concentration/ molarity of KMnO4 solution by titrating it against a standard solution of: (a) Oxalic acid, (b) Ferrous Ammonium Sulphate (Students will be required to prepare standard solutions by weighing themselves). 

K. Qualitative analysis 
Determination of one anion and one cation in a given salt Cation: Pb2+, Cu2+ As3+, Aℓ3+ , Fe3+, Mn2+, Zn2+, Ni2+, Ca2+, Sr2+, Ba2+, Mg2+, NH4 + Anions: (CO3) 2- , S2- , (SO3) 2- , (NO2) - , (SO4) 2- , Cℓ- , Br- , I- , (PO4) 3- , (C2O4) 2- , CH3COO- , NO3 - (Note: Insoluble salts excluded) 

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