Class 11 Chemistry Syllabus

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Chemistry Syllabus for Class 11 CBSE

Below is the CBSE class 11 Chemistry Syllabus. It is very important to understand the syllabus before you start preparing for the exam.



Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

  1. Importance of Chemistry
  2. Nature of Matter
  3. Properties of Matter and their Measurement
  4. Uncertainty in Measurement
  5. Laws of Chemical Combinations
  6. Dalton’s Atomic Theory
  7. Atomic and Molecular Masses
  8. Mole Concept and Molar Masses
  9. Percentage Composition
  10. Stoichiometry and Stoichiometric Calculations

Structure of Atom

  1. Discovery of Subatomic Particles
  2. Atomic Models
  3. Developments Leading to the Bohr’s Model of Atom
  4. Bohr’s Model for Hydrogen Atom
  5. Towards Quantum Mechanical Model of the Atom
  6. Quantum Mechanical Model of Atom

Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

  1. Why do we Need to Classify Elements ?
  2. Genesis of Periodic Classification
  3. Modern Periodic Law and the present form of the Periodic Table
  4. Nomenclature of Elements with Atomic Numbers > 100
  5. Electronic Configurations of Elements and the Periodic Table
  6. Electronic Configurations and Types of Elements: s-, p-, d-, f- Blocks
  7. Periodic Trends in Properties of Elements

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

  1. Kössel-Lewis Approach to Chemical Bonding
  2. Ionic or Electrovalent Bond
  3. Bond Parameters
  4. The Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion (VSEPR) Theory
  5. Valence Bond Theory
  6. Hybridisation
  7. Molecular Orbital Theory
  8. Bonding in Some Homonuclear Diatomic Molecules
  9. Hydrogen Bonding

States of Matter

  1. Intermolecular Forces
  2. Thermal Energy
  3. Intermolecular Forces vs Thermal Interactions
  4. The Gaseous State
  5. The Gas Laws
  6. Ideal Gas Equation
  7. Kinetic Energy and Molecular Speeds
  8. Kinetic Molecular Theory of Gases
  9. Behaviour of Real Gases: Deviation from Ideal Gas Behaviour
  10. Liquefaction of Gases
  11. Liquid State


  1. Thermodynamic Terms
  2. Applications
  3. Measurement of ∆U and ∆H: Calorimetry
  4. Enthalpy Change, ∆rH of a Reaction – Reaction Enthalpy
  5. Enthalpies for Different Types of Reactions
  6. Spontaneity
  7. Gibbs Energy Change and Equilibrium


  1. Equilibrium in physical process
  2. Equilibrium in chemical process
  3. Law of chemical equilibrium and equilibrium constant
  4. Homogeneous equilibria
  5. Heterogeneous equilibria
  6. Applications of Equilibrium Constants
  7. Relationship between Equilibrium Constant K, Reaction Quotient Q and Gibbs Energy G
  8. Factors Affecting Equilibria
  9. Ionic Equilibrium in Solution
  10. Acids, Bases and Salts
  11. Ionization of Acids and Bases
  12. Buffer Solutions
  13. Solubility Equilibria of Sparingly Soluble Salts


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