ICSE Class 9 Chemistry Syllabus


ICSE class 9 chemistry is considered to be of extreme importance as numerous fundamental topics are introduced which form the foundation of chemistry. ICSE class 9 chemistry syllabus includes topics like matters, gas laws, elements, etc. which are important to understand concepts in higher grades.

Students need to be well acquainted with the syllabus for class 9 chemistry and be thorough with all the syllabus topics. To help the students of ICSE class 9, an updated syllabus according to the latest CISCE curriculum is given below.

Check the comprehensive ICSE class 9 chemistry syllabus from the table given below:

ICSE Class 9 Chemistry Syllabus

(Science Paper 2)

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Chapter Name



Matter and its Composition: Law of

Conservation of mass

  • Basic explanations related to matter, Kinetic Theory of Matter and change of state of matter on the basis of Kinetic Theory of Matter
  • Law of Conservation of Mass


Study of Gas Laws

  • Gas equation, Boyle’s Law, Charles’ Law and their relevant calculations
  • Behavior of gases with respect to change in pressure & temperature and absolute zero
  • Kelvin Scale & Celsius Scale of Temperature along with their relationship, standard pressure and standard temperature


Elements, Compounds and Mixtures

  • Characteristics & basic differences between elements, compounds & mixtures
  • Definition and types of mixtures
  • Separation of mixtures (using solvent, filtration, evaporation & distillation, simple paper chromatography and centrifugation


The language of Chemistry

  • Elements- its symbols, valencies and formulae of radical and compounds
  • Chemical equations and balancing of simple chemical equations


Physical and Chemical Changes

  • Definition of physical and chemical changes along with their difference
  • Conditions required for a chemical change (heat light electricity, close contact, pressure) and catalysts with examples
  • Types of chemical change i.e. decomposition, displacement, direct combination and double decomposition with examples
  • Energy changes in a chemical change (exothermic and endothermic reactions with examples)
  • Burning- its definition & conditions



  • Water as a compound and as a universal solvent
  • Physical and Chemical properties of water
  • Water pollution, its causes (i.e. detergents, industrial waste, drilling and household wastes) and treatment of water pollution


Atomic Structure

  • Introduction to the structure of atom
  • Atomic and mass number  of an atom, isotopes of an atom and octet rule


Periodic table

  • Discussion on Dobereiner’s Triads, Newland’s law of Octaves and Mendeleev’s contributions
  • Discovery of Atomic number
  • Modern Periodic table (groups and periods) & its law


Study of the First Element -Hydrogen

  • Discussion on the Position of the non-metal (Hydrogen) in the periodic table.
  • General group characteristics of Hydrogen with reference to valence electrons, burning and ion formation
  • Hydrogen formation from water, dilute acids and alkalies
  • Laboratory method to prepare and collect Hydrogen (other than electrolysis)


Atmospheric Pollution

  • Composition, causes and impact of acid rain
  • Global warming and discussion on the greenhouse gases
  • Ozone depletion, ozone formation and its functions in atmosphere

ICSE chemistry class 9 syllabus is mainly focused on introducing important chemistry fundamentals to the students. Also, the syllabus is designed in a way that students develop their practical, theoretical, problem-solving and analytical skills to a great extent.

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Practise This Question

Fractional distillation is the separation of a mixture of miscible liquids into its component parts based on the difference in their boiling points. Based on this information, Fractional distillation is a __________ process.