Alkali metals- FAQ in JEE

Alkali metals- FAQ in JEE:

Joint entrance examination (JEE) is conducted every year in order to provide admissions to the aspiring candidates in the prestigious technical colleges of our country. Intense hard work and keen focus are required for obtaining great success in this examination. Chemistry is one of the easiest subjects to score in JEE. The questions asked in chemistry are much simpler to solve as compared to physics or mathematics. A candidate aspiring to get a good rank should first master chemistry. A few important chapters and some concepts are highly significant as there is a pattern in which these questions repeat. Below are some FAQ in JEE Chemistry.


What are the important topics to be focused in alkali metals?

Alkali metals are part of the s block elements. It is one of the most fundamental chapters in chemistry for JEE Exam. The FAQ topics to be focused here are:

  • Periodicity of alkali metals – Often the sequence of basic and acidic nature is asked. One has to give the sequence in increasing or decreasing order. Calculation of atomic radius.
  • Extraction of sodium and potassium – How are the compounds extracted and what precipitates are formed when reacted with different compounds.
  • Compounds of sodium and potassium – Questions based on their physical and chemical properties.
  • Anomalous behavior of lithium – Reasons for this anomalous behavior and its consequences.
  • Reactions with non-metals and acids – Reactions and the compounds formed.
  • Preparation of compounds such as sodium carbonate – The conditions needed for preparation and factors affecting the reaction.

What are the books that can be used as reference?

Refer NCERT Books for CBSE class 11th, this book contains all the details in a very precise way. A quick view of this can help you to understand the fundamental concepts and their application. The important points in the book are mentioned properly and hence it is the most student-friendly book. J. D. Lee’s book on Inorganic Chemistry can be used for reference.

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