Chemistry Syllabus For Class 10 CBSE

Chemistry Syllabus

Unit-I: Chemical Substances-Nature and Behaviour

Chemical Reactions

Chemical equation, Balanced chemical equation, implications of a balanced chemical equation, types of chemical reactions: combination, decomposition, displacement, double displacement, precipitation, neutralization, oxidation and reduction.

Acids, Bases and Salts

Their definitions in terms of furnishing of H+ and OH– ions, General properties, examples and uses, concept of pH scale (Definition relating to logarithm not required), importance of pH in everyday life; preparation and uses of Sodium Hydroxide, Bleaching powder, Baking soda, Washing soda and Plaster of Paris.

Metals and Non-Metals

Properties of metals and non-metals; Reactivity series; Formation and properties of ionic compounds; Basic metallurgical processes; Corrosion and its prevention.

Unit II: World of Living

 Life Processes

‘Living Being’. Basic concept of nutrition, respiration, transport and excretion in

 plants and animals.

Control and Coordination in Animals and Plants:

Tropic movements in plants; Introduction of

plant hormones; Control and coordination in animals: Nervous system; Voluntary, involuntary and reflex action; Chemical co-ordination: animal hormones.

Unit IV: Effects of Current

Electric current, potential difference and electric current. Ohm’s law; Resistance, Resistivity,

Factors on which the resistance of a conductor depends. Series combination of resistors, parallel

combination of resistors and its applications in daily life. Heating effect of electric current and its

applications in daily life. Electric power, Interrelation between P, V, I and R.

Magnetic Effects of Current

Magnetic field, field lines, field due to a current carrying conductor, field due to current carrying coil or solenoid; Force on current carrying conductor, Fleming’s Left Hand Rule. Electromagnetic induction. Induced potential difference, Induced current. Fleming’s Right Hand Rule, Direct current.

 Alternating current

 frequency of AC. Advantage of AC over DC. Domestic electric circuits.

Unit V: Natural Resources

Sources of energy: Different forms of energy, conventional and non-conventional sources of energy: Fossil fuels, solar energy; bio gas; wind, water and Tidal energy; Nuclear energy.

Renewable versus non-renewable sources of Energy.


Practise This Question

Match the following:
A) Litmus1) Blue in acidic, pink in basic soilsB)Methylorange2)Red in acidic, yellow in basic solutionsC)Phenolphthalein3)Blue in basic, red in acidic solutionsD)Color of Hydrangea4)Pink in basic,colorless in acidic solutions