CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 Chemistry for Academic year 2019-2020

Chemistry syllabus of Class 11 Chemistry help students to plan their study schedule, understand the topics that need to be focused more and the complete course structure for the academic year 2019-2020. Class 11 Chemistry is a vast subject which needs a clear understanding of the concepts and topics. CBSE syllabus for Class 11 Chemistry for the academic year 2019-2020 tells students about what they need to study, marks distribution for each unit and time duration of the same. Students should strictly follow the Class 11 Chemistry syllabus because the final exam question paper will be framed according to it.

Download CBSE Class 11 Chemistry Syllabus for 2019-2020

Students of Class 11 CBSE board can download the Chemistry syllabus. The syllabus also includes information about practicals, projects, assignments, etc. that need to be covered for the respective academic year.

CBSE Class 11 Chemistry Syllabus with Marking Scheme

Unit No. Title No. of Periods Marks
Unit I Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry 12 11
Unit II Structure of Atom 14
Unit III Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties 08 04
Unit IV Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure 14 21
Unit V States of Matter: Gases and Liquids 12
Unit VI Chemical Thermodynamics 16
Unit VII Equilibrium 14
Unit VIII Redox Reactions 06 16
Unit IX Hydrogen 08
Unit X s -Block Elements 10
Unit XI p -Block Elements 14
Unit XII Organic Chemistry: Some basic Principles and Techniques 14 18
Unit XIII Hydrocarbons 12
Unit XIV Environmental Chemistry 06
Total 160 70

CBSE Class 11 Chemistry Practical Marking Scheme

In chemistry subject practical also plays a vital role. Students understand the theory by performing the experiments in the lab. So, its important that students must also know CBSE Syllabus of Chemistry Practical and list of experiments included in it. Also, the weightage of Chemistry practical is of 30 marks. So, students must try to score well in practicals also. It will help in increasing their overall score. The table below shows the evaluation scheme of practical exams.

Evaluation Scheme for Examination Marks
Volumetric Analysis 08
Salt Analysis 08
Content Based Experiment 06
Project Work 04
Class record and viva 04
Total 30

CBSE Class 11 Chemistry Practical Syllabus

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

A. Basic Laboratory Techniques

  1. Cutting glass tube and glass rod
  2. Bending a glass tube
  3. Drawing out a glass jet
  4. Boring a cork

B. Characterization and Purification of Chemical Substances

  1. Determination of melting point of an organic compound.
  2. Determination of boiling point of an organic compound.
  3. Crystallization of impure sample of any one of the following: Alum, Copper Sulphate, Benzoic Acid.

C. Experiments based on pH

  1. Any one of the following experiments:
  2. Determination of pH of some solutions obtained from fruit juices, solution of known and varied concentrations of acids, bases and salts using pH paper or universal indicator.
  3. Comparing the pH of solutions of strong and weak acids of same concentration.
  4. Study the pH change in the titration of a strong base using universal indicator.
  5. Study the pH change by common-ion in case of weak acids and weak bases.

D. Chemical Equilibrium

  1. One of the following experiments:
  2. Study the shift in equilibrium between ferric ions and thiocyanate ions by increasing/decreasing the concentration of either of the ions.
  3. Study the shift in equilibrium between [Co(H2O)6]2+and chloride ions by changing the concentration of either of the ions.

E. Quantitative Estimation

  1. Using a chemical balance.
  2. Preparation of standard solution of Oxalic acid.
  3. Determination of strength of a given solution of Sodium Hydroxide by titrating it against standard solution of Oxalic acid.
  4. Preparation of standard solution of Sodium Carbonate.
  5. Determination of strength of a given solution of Hydrochloric acid by titrating it against standard
  6. Sodium Carbonate solution.

F. Qualitative Analysis

  1. Determination of one anion and one cation in a given salt Cations- Pb2+, Cu2+, Al3+, Fe3+, Mn2+, Ni2+, Zn2+, Co2+, Ca2+, Sr2+,Ba2+, Mg2+, [NH4]+

Anions – [CO3]2-, S2-, [SO3]2-, [SO4]2-, [NO3], Cl,Br, I, [PO4]3-, [C2O4]2-, CH3COO

Note: Insoluble salts excluded)

  1. Detection of -Nitrogen, Sulphur, Chlorine in organic compounds.

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