CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 Chemistry for 2020-2021 Academic Year

Class 11 Chemistry is a vast subject which needs a clear understanding of the concepts and topics. Knowing CBSE Class 11 Chemistry syllabus help students to understand the course structure of Chemistry for the academic year 2020-2021.  Going through the syllabus students get to know what they have to study, marks distribution for each unit and time duration of the same. Based on that, they can plan easily their study schedule. Students must follow the CBSE Class 11 Chemistry syllabus as the final exam question paper will be framed according to it.

CBSE Class 11 students can download the CBSE syllabus for class 11 Chemistry from the link shown below. The syllabus also includes information about practicals, projects, assignments, etc. that need to be covered for the respective academic year.

Download Revised CBSE Class 11 Chemistry Syllabus 2020-2021 PDF

CBSE Class 11 Chemistry Syllabus with Marking Scheme 2020-21

The table below shows the marks distribution and number of periods allocated for each unit.

Unit No. Title No. of Periods Marks
Unit I Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry 10 11
Unit II Structure of Atom 12
Unit III Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties 06 04
Unit IV Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure 14 21
Unit V States of Matter: Gases and Liquids 09
Unit VI Chemical Thermodynamics 14
Unit VII Equilibrium 12
Unit VIII Redox Reactions 04 16
Unit IX Hydrogen 04
Unit X s -Block Elements 05
Unit XI p -Block Elements 09
Unit XII Organic Chemistry: Some Basic Principles and Techniques 10 18
Unit XIII Hydrocarbons 10
Unit XIV Environmental Chemistry (Deleted for 2020-21 Syllabus)
Total 119 70

Click on CBSE class 11 syllabus to know the syllabus for all the subjects.

Meanwhile, to get the deleted portion of the syllabus, students can click the link below:

CBSE Class 11 Chemistry Deleted  Portion of Syllabus 2020-21

CBSE Class 11 Chemistry Practical Syllabus with Marking Scheme

In Chemistry subject practical also plays a vital role. Students understand the theory by performing the experiments in the lab. So, it’s 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 Syllabus for Class 11 Chemistry Practical 2020-21

PRACTICAL SYLLABUS                                                                                                     Total Periods: 44

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. Quantitative Estimation
i. Using a mechanical balance/electronic balance.
ii. Preparation of standard solution of Oxalic acid.
iii. Determination of strength of a given solution of Sodium hydroxide by titrating it against standard solution of Oxalic acid.
iv. Preparation of standard solution of Sodium carbonate.
v. Determination of strength of a given solution of hydrochloric acid by titrating it against standard Sodium Carbonatesolution.

D. Qualitative Analysis
a) Determination of one anion and one cation in a given salt
Cations‐ Pb2+, Cu2+, As3+, Al3+, Fe3+, Mn2+, Ni2+, Zn2+, Co2+, Ca2+, Sr2+, Ba2+, Mg2+, NH4 +
Anions – (CO3)2‐ , S2‐, NO2 , SO32‐, SO2‐ , NO , Cl , Br, I‐, PO43‐ , C2O2‐ ,CH3COO
(Note: Insoluble salts excluded)

b) Detection of ‐Nitrogen, Sulphur, Chlorine in organic compounds.

c) PROJECTS
Scientific investigations involving laboratory testing and collecting information from other sources.

A few suggested Projects
• Checking the bacterial contamination in drinking water by testing sulphideion
• Study of the methods of purification of water
• Testing the hardness, presence of Iron, Fluoride, Chloride, etc., depending upon the
regional variation in drinking water and study of causes of presence of these ions above
permissible limit (ifany).
• Investigation of the foaming capacity of different washing soaps and the effect of addition
of Sodium carbonate on it
• Study the acidity of different samples of tealeaves.
• Determination of the rate of evaporation of different liquids
• Study the effect of acids and bases on the tensile strength offibers.
• Study of acidity of fruit and vegetable juices.

Note: Any other investigatory project, which involves about 10 periods of work, can be chosen with the
approval of the teacher.

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