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NEET 2021 Chemistry Syllabus (PDF Available): NEET 11th and 12th Weightage, Download Here

Rahul Raj
Rahul RajPublished On: July 15, 2021 | NEET UG

The NEET-UG Chemistry syllabus includes topics from Class 11th and 12th. Every year, the NTA, the governing body, publishes the official NEET syllabus. If you're looking for the most up-to-date NEET Chemistry syllabus, read the full article.  

NEET-UG Chemistry Syllabus

The NEET-UG 2021 exam will take place on 12th September 2021. It's time to get serious about NEET 2021 preparation. It is important that you are familiar with the NEET syllabus and the important topics that will be covered in the exam. The NEET-UG exam comprises questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology subjects. The focus of this article will be on the NEET-UG Chemistry Syllabus. In this article, we have listed all of the topics covered in the NEET Chemistry syllabus from both the Class 11th and 12th syllabus. Candidates who are applying for the exam must ensure that they have a proper understanding of the syllabus in order to secure a good score in NEET 2021.

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NEET Chemistry Class 11 Syllabus 2021

In the table below, you'll find the NEET-UG Chemistry syllabus for Class 11th.

Units

Topics

Important-topics 

Unit 1

Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

  • Nature of Matter

  • Laws of Chemical Combination

  • Dalton's Atomic Theory

  • Mole Concept

  • Empirical Formula and Molecular Formula

  • Stoichiometry and Stoichiometric Calculations

  • Some Important Concentration Terms

Unit 2

Structure of Atom

  • Discovery of Electron, Proton and Neutron

  • Sub-atomic Particles.

  • Atomic models.

  • Dual nature of Matter.

  • Photoelectric Effect.

  • Electromagnetic Radiations.

  • Quantum Mechanical Model of Atoms.

  • Electronic Configuration.

Unit 3

Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

  • Atomic Radii, and its trend in periods and groups

  • Ionic Radius, isoelectronic species

  • Ionization Enthalpy and factors affecting ionization enthalpy

  • Electron Gain Enthalpy and Electron Affinity

  • Electronegativity and Electropositivity

  • Acids, Bases and Amphoteric Nature

  • Acidic Nature of Non-Metals Hydrides and Oxyacids

Unit 4

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

  • Ionic bonding

  • Fazan’s rule

  • Coordinate bond and exceptions to the octet rule

  • Covalent bonding

  • Formal charge and Lewis dot structures

  • Bond energy, Bond length, Bond angle and dipole moment

  • Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion (VSEPR) theory

  • Valence Bond Theory (VBT)

  • Hybridization and its types

  • Molecular Orbital Theory (MOT)

Unit 5

States of Matter: Gases and Liquids

  • Difference between solid, liquid and gas

  • Boyle's law

  • Charles' law

  • Gay Lussac's law

  • Avogadro's law

  • Ideal gas equation

  • Dalton's law of partial pressure

  • Graham's law of diffusion

  • Kinetic theory of gases

  • Vrms, Vavg, Vmp values

  • Real gas equation

  • Compressibility factor

  • Liquefaction of gases

Unit 6

Thermodynamics

  • Basic Terminology

  • Internal Energy

  • First Law of Thermodynamics

  • Work

  • Heat Capacity

  • Enthalpies for different types of reactions

  • Spontaneity

  • Gibbs Energy

Unit 7

Equilibrium

  • What is Equilibrium

  • EQUILIBRIUM IN PHYSICAL PROCESS

  • Applications of Equilibrium Constant

  • Factors affecting chemical equilibrium

  • Ionic Equilibrium in Solution

  • Ionization of Acids and Bases

  • Ionic Product of Water

  • The pH Scale

  • Buffer Solutions

Unit 8

Redox Reactions

  • Concept of oxidation and 

  • oxidation and reduction, 

  • redox reactions oxidation number, 

  • Balancing redox reactions in terms of loss and gain of electron and change in oxidation numbers.

Unit 9

Hydrogen

  • The position of Hydrogen in the periodic table

  • Isotopes of Hydrogen

  • Dihydrogen

  • Hydrides

  • Water

  • Hydrogen Peroxide

  • Dihydrogen as a fuel

Unit 10

s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)

  • Group 1 element- Alkali Metals

  • Physical Properties

  • Chemical Properties

  • General characteristics of the compounds of the Alkali Metals

  • Anomalous properties of Lithium

  • Some important compounds of Sodium

  • Biological Importance of Sodium and Potassium

  • Group 2 elements: Alkaline Earth Metals

  • Physical Properties

  • Chemical Properties

  • General characteristics of the compounds of the Alkaline Earth Metals

  • Anomalous behaviour of Beryllium

  • Some important compounds of Calcium

  • Biological importance of Magnesium and Calcium

Unit 11

Some p-Block Elements

  • Electronic Configuration

  • Metallic Character

  • Atomic Radii

  • Ionization Enthalpy

  • Electronegativity

  • Melting and Boiling Points

  • Oxidation States

  • Colour

Unit 12

Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques

  • Tetravalence of carbon

  • Structural representations of Organic Compounds

  • Classification of Organic Compounds

  • Nomenclature

  • Isomerism

  • Fundamental concepts in organic chemistry

Unit 13

Hydrocarbons

  • Classification of hydrocarbons

  • Alkanes

  • Alkenes

  • Alkynes

  • Aromatic 

Unit 14

Environmental Chemistry

  • Environment

  • Environmental pollution

  • Atmospheric pollution

  • Water pollution

  • Soil pollution

  • Industrial waste

  • Green chemistry

  • Important questions

Also Read:NEET 2021 Study Plan and Preparation Strategy

NEET Chemistry Class 12 Syllabus 2021

In the table below, you'll find the NEET-UG Chemistry syllabus for Class 12th.

Units

Topics

Important-topics 

Unit 1

Solid State

  • Classification of solids 

  • Molecular, ionic covalent and metallic solids, 

  • Two dimensional and three-dimensional lattices

  • Point defects

  • Electrical and magnetic properties

  • Band theory of metals

  • Conductors, Semiconductors and Insulators.

Unit 2

Solutions

  • Types of solutions

  • Solubility

  • Vapour pressure of liquid solutions

  • Raoult's law

  • Ideal and non-ideal solutions

  • Colligative properties

  • Abnormal molar mass

Unit 3

Electrochemistry

  • Redox reactions, 

  • Conductance in electrolytic solutions

  • Kohlrausch’s Law, 

  • electrolysis and Laws of electrolysis (elementary idea), 

  • dry cell- electrolytic cells and 

  • Galvanic cells

  • Relation between Gibbs energy change and EMF of a cell, fuel cells; corrosion.

Unit 4

Chemical Kinetics

  • Rate of chemical reaction

  • Factors influencing the rate of reaction

  • Order of a reaction

  • Zero-order reactions

  • First-order reactions

  • Second-order reactions

  • Pseudo-first-order reactions

  • Arrhenius equation, Activation energy and its determination

  • Collision theory of reactions

Unit 5

Surface Chemistry

  • Adsorption

  • Catalysis

  • Colloids

  • Emulsions

Unit 6

General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements

  • Occurrence of Metals

  • Hydraulic Washing

  • Magnetic Separation

  • Froth Floatation Method

  • Leaching

  • Extraction of crude metal from Concentrated Ore

  • Refining

  • Uses of Aluminium, Copper, Zinc and Iron

Unit 7

p-Block Elements

  • Electronic Configuration

  • Metallic Character

  • Atomic Radii

  • Ionization Enthalpy

  • Electronegativity

  • Melting and Boiling Points

  • Oxidation States

  • Colour

Unit 8

D and F Block Elements

  • Position in the Periodic Table

  • General properties of the d-block elements

  • Some important compounds of d-block elements

  • The Lanthanoids

  • The Actinoids

  • Some applications of d- and f-block elements

Unit 9

Coordination Compounds

  • Werner's theory of coordination compounds

  • Some important terms in coordination compounds

  • Isomerism in coordination compounds

  • Valence Bond Theory

  • Crystal Field Theory

  • Bonding in metal carbonyls

  • Importance and applications of coordination compounds

Unit 10

Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

  • Classification

  • Nomenclature

  • Physical Properties

  • Chemical Reactions

  • Polyhalogen compounds

Unit 11

Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

  • Nomenclature

  • Methods of preparation

  • Physical and chemical properties

Unit 12

Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

  • Aldehydes and Ketones: Nomenclature, nature of carbonyl group, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties; and mechanism of nucleophilic addition,

  • Carboxylic Acids: Nomenclature, acidic nature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties; uses.

Unit 13

Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

  • Classification of Amines

  • Nomenclature

  • Preparation of Amines

  • Physical Properties

  • Chemical Reactions

  • Diazonium Salts

Unit 14

Biomolecules, Polymers and Chemistry in Everyday Life

  • Carbohydrates

  • Proteins

  • Hormones

  • Vitamins- Classification and function. 

  • Nucleic Acids: DNA and RNA

Unit 15

Polymers

  • Classification- Natural and synthetic, 

  • Methods of polymerization 

  • Some important polymers: natural and synthetic like polyesters, bakelite; rubber, Biodegradable and non-biodegradable polymers. 

Unit 16

Chemistry in Everyday Life

  • Chemicals in medicines-

  • Chemicals in food 

  • Cleansing agents- soaps and detergents, cleansing action.

NEET Chemistry Syllabus 2021 PDF Download

You can use the link below to download a hard copy of the syllabus for your studies. The syllabus will be in PDF format. Take the printout of the syllabus whenever it is convenient for you.

NEET Chemistry Syllabus - PDF Download

Important Topics From NEET Chemistry Syllabus 2021

Here are some of the important topics from the NEET Chemistry syllabus that you can focus on. However, we advise you to focus equally on each topic as questions from any topics may be asked. 

Class 11th

Class 12th

Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

Solid State

Structure of Atom

Solutions

Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

Electrochemistry

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

Chemical Kinetics 

States of Matter: Gases and Liquid

Surface Chemistry 

Thermodynamics

General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements

Equilibrium

p-Block Elements

Redox Reactions

D and f Block Elements

Hydrogen

Coordination Compounds

s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)

Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

Some p-Block Elements

Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

Organic Chemistry - Some Basic Principles and Techniques

Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

Hydrocarbons

Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

Environmental Chemistry

Biomolecules

Chemistry in Everyday Life

Polymers

To learn more about the exam format, candidates can go through the previous years' question paper and exam pattern of NEET-UG

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