FAQ on Hydrocarbons in JEE


Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is one of the most glorified examinations in our country conducted for admissions to various engineering colleges in India. Every student tries his/her level best to come up with the best results in this examination. Chemistry is one of the most scoring subjects that can enhance your rank in JEE. Questions from chemistry are relatively lesser time taking in comparison to maths and physics. Of all the topics in chemistry, “hydrocarbons” is one of the most important topics enlisted in JEE syllabus. This is because many of the concepts of “hydrocarbons” are also used in other topics of organic chemistry. Some FAQ’s related to hydrocarbons are explained below.

Important Questions For Hydrocarbons

Question: What are some of the important topics to cover in “Hydrocarbons”?

Answer: Hydrocarbons denote the family of compounds containing carbon and hydrogen. This chapter is basically divided into four subtopics: alkanes, alkenes and alkynes and aromatic hydrocarbons. Of these three topics, alkenes, alkanes and aromatic hydrocarbons are very important in the context of JEE chemistry. Addition reactions of alkenes especially of asymmetrical alkenes are very important with respect to JEE chemistry. Other important topics include nomenclature, isomerism etc. Aromatic hydrocarbon is the most important topic in Hydrocarbons in context of JEE syllabus. Reactions involving benzene ring are almost asked every year in JEE. Thus, you need to have a thorough understanding of this topic as it forms the fundamentals for various other important topics in organic chemistry for JEE. Some important topics regarding aromatic hydrocarbons are resonance in the benzene ring, directive influence of functional groups in monosubstituted benzene ring etc.

Question: Which reference books can one follow for “hydrocarbons”?

Answer: While studying hydrocarbons for JEE chemistry, one must go through the NCERT class 11thchemistry textbook part-2. A brisk walk through this chapter from NCERT gives you a sound idea of the various topics you need to cover for JEE and also develop the fundamentals regarding the chapter. Apart from this you can follow a reference book to understand the mechanisms of the reactions not given in the NCERT book. Some authentic books for understanding the mechanism of organic reactions includes books from authors such as “Solomons&Fryhle”, “Morrison Boyd” etc. Once you have developed concepts on this topic, you can practice questions from the books of authors like “MS Chauhan”, etc.

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The number of atoms in 100 g of an fcc crystal with density d=10 g/cm3 and cell edge equal to is equal to