Important Concepts for JEE Chemistry 2016

JEE stands for joint entrance examination that is conducted in order to admit students to the most prestigious technical colleges of our country. JEE is one of the most reputed and difficult examinations that are conducted in India. Hard work and keen focus are required in order to achieve success in such examinations. Chemistry is one of the most scoring subjects in JEE. JEE syllabus has 25 chapters or topics prescribed for chemistry in JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Actually, chemistry is one of those subjects which can be studied selectively and still the candidate can aim to score for cent per cent marks in JEE. This is mainly because most of the concepts in chemistry revolve around the bond formation, its breaking and the periodic table. If a candidate’s concepts in these fundamental topics are rock solid then his life will be very simple while preparing for JEE.


Here is a brief overview of the important topics to be studied in chemistry for JEE:

  • Chemical bonding & the periodic table – These are by far the most fundamental and the most significant topics in chemistry. If you can master chemical bonding and the properties of periodic table elements, then chemistry will be an easy subject for you over many years to come.
  • Carbonyl Compounds & their derivatives
  • Redox reactions, mole concept & the concept of equivalents
  • Solid state, solutions & gases theory
  • Thermochemistry & the second law of thermodynamics

List Of Important Topics In Chemistry For JEE 2016 By Syllabus Weightage

Fundamental Concepts:

  • IUPAC Nomenclature
  • Periodic Table
  • Chemical Bonding

Chemical Bonding and periodic table are one of the strongest pillars of chemistry for a conceptual understanding of the subject. A candidate can easily get top ranks by making sure that his concepts are crystal clear in these topics.

Topics For JEE Chemistry And Their Weightage

Here we have highlighted the distribution of questions between the chapters as per previous year JEE Papers.

Chapter Number of questions asked
Transition Element and Coordination Chemistry


Periodic Table and Representative Elements


Gaseous State


Atomic structure




Solution and Colligative Properties


General Organic Chemistry


Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives




Carbohydrate, Amino Acids and Polymer


Preparations should be done according to the weight of a particular chapter so that you do not invest more time in a particular topic than required.

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Practise This Question

According to Einstein photoelectric effect equation, the graph between the kinetic energy of photoelectron ejected and the frequency (ν) of incidented radiations is: