Bihar Board Class 12 (Intermediate 2nd Year) Chemistry Syllabus

The Chemistry syllabus for the 2nd year Intermediate Course of Bihar State Board offers an interesting mixture of topics. While Physical Chemistry includes advanced topics such as Electrochemistry and Chemical Kinetics, Inorganic Chemistry includes p-block, d-block, and f-block elements in addition to other topics. In Organic Chemistry, students study various groups of organic chemicals such as Phenols, Ethers, Aldehydes, and Amines. Chapters such as Chemistry in Everyday Life and Polymers add a modern touch to the syllabus.

Whether students want to pursue pure chemistry in higher academic courses or want to study applied chemistry in chemical engineering or pharmaceuticals, the Bihar Board Class 12 Chemistry Syllabus provides the perfect platform from where the students can launch their career in their chosen field.

Bihar Board 12th Chemistry Syllabus

Before getting into the depth of the chemistry subject students must have a look at the BSEB 12 Chemistry Syllabus. Therefore at BYJU’S, we have provided all the resources that a student needs to prepare for the 12th Bihar Board Exam. This syllabus is as per the official BSEB site & based on the Bihar Board Class 12 Books.

Chapterwise BSEB Class 12 Chemistry Marks Distribution

Go through the table below to know the weightage of each chapter of Bihar Board रसायन विज्ञान subject. The Rasayan Vigyan theory paper is of total 70 marks consisting of 3 hours 15 minutes of time duration.

Unit इकाई का नाम Weightage
Unit 1: Solid State इकाई1: ठोस अवस्था 04
Unit 2: Solutions इकाई2: विलयन 05
Unit 3: Electrochemistry इकाई3: वैद्युत रसायन 05
Unit 4: Chemical Kinetics इकाई4: रासायनिक बलगतिकी 05
Unit 5: Surface Chemistry इकाई5: पृष्ठ रसायन 04
Unit 6: General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements इकाई6: तत्वों के निष्कर्षण के सिद्धान्त एवं प्रक्रम 03
Unit 7: p-block Elements इकाई7: p-ब्लाक के तत्व 08
Unit 8: d and f-block elements इकाई8: d और f-ब्लाक के तत्व 05
Unit 9: Coordination Compounds इकाई9: उपसहसंयोजन यौगिक 03
Unit 10: Haloalkanes and Haloarenes इकाई10: हैलोएल्केन्स और हैलोएरीन्स 04
Unit 11: Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers इकाई11: ऐल्कोहाल, फिनाल और ईथर 04
Unit 12: Aldehydes, Ketones, and Carboxylic Acids इकाई12: एल्डिहाइड, कीटोन, कार्बोक्सिलिक अम्ल 06
Unit 13: Organic Compounds and containing Nitrogen इकाई13:नाइट्रोजन युक्त कार्बनिक यौगिक 04
Unit 14: Biomolecules इकाई14: जैव अणु 04
Unit 15: Polymers इकाई15: बहुलक 03
Unit 16: Chemistry in Everyday Life इकाई16: दैनिक जीवन में रसायन 03
Total योग अंक 70

Detailed Chemistry Syllabus for Bihar Board Class 12 (Intermediate 2nd Year)

Find the detailed chapter wise Bihar Board 12 Chemistry syllabus below:

Unit 1: Solid State

Classification of solids based on different binding forces: molecular, ionic, covalent and metallic solids, amorphous and crystalline solids (elementary idea). Unit cell in two dimensional and three dimensional lattices, calculation of the density of unit cell, packing in solids, packing efficiency, voids, number of atoms per unit cell in a cubic unit cell, point defects, electrical and magnetic properties.

Unit 2: Solutions

Types of solutions, expression of concentration of solutions of solids in liquids, solubility of gases in liquids, solid solutions, 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.

Unit 3: Electrochemistry

Redox reactions, 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, EMF of a cell, standard electrode potential, Nernst equation and its application to chemical cells, fuel cells, corrosion.

Unit 4: Chemical Kinetics

Rate of a reaction (Average and instantaneous), factors affecting the 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).

Unit 5: Surface Chemistry

Adsorption – physisorption and chemisorption, factors affecting adsorption of gases on solids, catalysis, homogenous and heterogenous activity and selectivity; enzyme catalysis colloidal state distinction between true solutions, colloids and suspensions; lyophilic , lyophobic multimolecular and macromolecular colloids; properties of colloids; Tyndall effect, Brownian movement, electrophoresis, coagulation, emulsion-types of emulsions.

Unit 6: General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements

Principles and methods of extraction – concentration, oxidation, reduction – electrolytic method and refining; occurrence and principles of extraction of aluminium, copper, zinc and iron.

Unit 7: p-block Elements

Group 15 Elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, oxidation states, trends in physical and chemical properties; nitrogen preparation properties & uses ; compounds of nitrogen, preparation and properties of ammonia and nitric acid, oxides of nitrogen (Structure only) ; Phosphorus – allotropic forms, compounds of phosphorus: preparation and properties of phosphine, halides PCl3 , PCl5 and oxoacids (elementary idea only).

Group 16 Elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, oxidation states, occurrence, trends in physical and chemical properties,dioxygen: Preparation, Properties and uses, classification of oxides, Ozone, Sulphur-allotropic forms; compounds of sulphur: Preparation properties and uses of sulphur-dioxide, sulphuric acid: industrial process of manufacture, properties and uses; oxoacids of sulphur (Structures only).

Group 17 Elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, oxidation states, occurrence, trends in physical and chemical properties; compounds of halogens, Preparation properties and uses of chlorine and hydrochloric acid, interhalogen compounds, oxoacids of halogens (structures only).

Group 18 Elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, trends in physical and chemical properties.

Unit 8: 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 properties, interstitial compounds, alloy formation, preparation and properties of K2Cr2O7 and KMnO4.

Lanthanoids – Electronic configuration, oxidation states, chemical reactivity and lanthanoid contraction.

Actinoids – Electronic configuration, oxidation states.

Unit 9: 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 stereo isomerism, importance of coordination compounds (in qualitative inclusion, extraction of metals and biological system).

Unit 10: Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

Haloalkanes: Nomenclature, nature of C-X bond, physical and chemical properties, 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 11: 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, electrophillic substitution reactions, uses of phenols.

Ethers: Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, uses.

Unit 12: Aldehydes, Ketones, and Carboxylic Acids

Aldehydes and Ketones: Nomenclature, nature of carbonyl group, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, mechanism of nucleophillic addition, reactivity of alpha hydrogen in aldehydes; uses.

Carboxylic Acids: Nomenclature, acidic nature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties; uses.

Unit 13: Organic Compounds and containing Nitrogen

Amines: Nomenclature, classification, structure, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, uses, identification of primary, secondary and tertiary amines.

Cyanides and Isocyanides: will be mentioned at relevant places in context.

Diazonium salts: Preparation, chemical reactions and importance in synthetic organic chemistry.

Unit 14: Biomolecules

Carbohydrates: Classification (aldoses and ketoses), monosaccahrides (glucose and fructose), D-L configuration oligosaccharides (sucrose, lactose, maltose), polysaccharides (starch, cellulose, glycogen) importance.

Proteins: Elementary idea of α – amino acids, peptide bond, polypeptides, proteins, structure of proteins – primary, secondary, tertiary structure and quaternary structures (qualitative idea only), denaturation of proteins; enzymes.

Vitamins: Classification and functions.

Nucleic Acids: DNA and RNA.

Unit 15: Polymers

Classification – natural and synthetic, methods of polymerization (addition and condensation), copolymerization, some important polymers: natural and synthetic like polythene, nylon, polyesters, bakelite, rubber. Biodegradable and non-biodegradable polymers.

Unit 16: Chemistry in Everyday Life

Chemicals in medicines: analgesics, tranquilizers antiseptics, disinfectants, antimicrobials, antifertility drugs, antibiotics, antacids, antihistamines.

Chemicals in food: Preservatives, artificial sweetening agents.

Cleansing agents: Soaps and detergents, cleansing action.

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