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VITEEE 2023 (Chemistry) - Subject Wise Questions, List of Chapters & Topics

Shilpa Pradhan
Shilpa PradhanUpdated On: November 28, 2022 04:59 pm IST | VITEEE

Before starting their VITEEE 2023 preparation, candidates should familiarise themselves with the Chemistry Subject-wise Questions and List of Chapters and Topics. The same has been emphasized for the candidates in this article.

VITEEE 2023 (Chemistry) - Subject Wise Questions- List of Chapter- Topics

The Vellore Institute of Technology holds the Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE) every year in order to accept students to its B.Tech. and other undergraduate engineering programmes. Every year, almost 2 lakh students at Vellore Institute of Technology submit applications for the exam. All eligible candidates will have the opportunity to enroll in the B.Tech programmes at the VIT campuses in Vellore, Chennai, Bhopal, and Amravati. 

The VITEEE exam is conducted as a computer-based test which has a duration of 2 hours and 30 minutes, or 180 minutes. Candidates preparing for the B.Tech. exam should stay updated with the topics and subtopics on which the question paper will be based. Students appearing in a VITEEE 2023 exam must check the VITEEE syllabus. Candidates can find information on the VITEEE 2023 (Chemistry) - Subject-Wise Questions, List of Chapters & Topics, and other vital information in the article below.

VITEEE Chemistry Subject Wise Questions 2023

According to the MPCEA VITEEE exam pattern 2023, the chemistry section will include 35 questions in total. The exam will last for two and a half hours and will not carry any negative marking.

VITEEE 2023 Syllabus - Chemistry

Given in the table below is a detailed account of important topics of VITEEE 2023 Chemistry -



Atomic Structure

  • Bohr’s atomic model-Sommerfeld’s extension of atomic structure; Electronic configuration and Quantum numbers; Shapes of s, p, d, f orbitals - Pauli’s exclusion principle - Hund’s Rule of maximum multiplicity- Aufbau principle
  • Emission and absorption spectra, line and band spectra; Hydrogen spectrum - Lyman, Balmer, Paschen, Brackett and Pfund series; de Broglie’s theory; Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle - wave nature of electron - Schrodinger wave equation (No derivation)
  • Eigen values and eigen functions. Chemical bonding and hybridization of atomic orbitals involving s, p and d orbitals 

Thermodynamics, Chemical Equilibrium and Chemical Kinetics - I and II 

  • Laws of thermodynamics - spontaneous and non-spontaneous processes, entropy, Gibb’s free energy - Standard Gibbs free energy change (ΔG0 ) and chemical equilibrium - significance of entropy.
  • Rate of a chemical reaction, factors affecting rates of reaction: concentration, temperature, pressure and catalyst; Law of mass action - Le Chatelier’s principle, applications of chemical equilibrium
  • Rate expression, order, and molecularity of reactions, zero order, first order and pseudo first order reaction - half-life period 
  • Determination of rate constant and order of reaction. Temperature dependence of rate constant - Arrhenius equation, activation energy and its calculation; elementary concept of collision theory of bimolecular gaseous reactions


  • Colligative properties of dilute solutions; Different methods for expressing the concentration of solution - molality, molarity, mole fraction, percentage, the vapour pressure of solutions and Raoult's Law - Ideal and non-ideal solutions, vapour pressure - composition, plots for ideal and non-ideal solutions

The s-block elements 

  • Properties and chemical reactivity of alkali and alkaline earth metals 

The p-block elements

  • Phosphorous compounds: PCl3, PCl5 - Oxides, Hydrogen halides, Inter-halogen compounds and Xenon fluoride compounds

General characteristics of d - block elements

  • Electronic Configuration - Oxidation states of first row transition elements and their colours
  • Occurrence and principles of extraction: Copper, Silver, Gold and Zinc
  • Preparation and properties of CuSO4, AgNO3and K2Cr2O7


  • Introduction, electronic configuration, general characteristics, oxidation state - lanthanide contraction, uses, brief comparison of Lanthanides and Actinides 

Introduction to coordination chemistry

  • IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds; Isomerism, Geometrical isomerism in 4-coordinate, 6-coordinate complexes
  • Theories on coordination compounds - Werner’s theory (brief), Valence Bond theory
  • Uses of coordination compounds. Bioinorganic compounds (Haemoglobin and chlorophyll)

Solid-State Chemistry 

  • Lattice - unit cell, systems, types of crystals, packing in solids; Ionic crystals - Imperfections in solids - point defects, X-Ray diffraction - Electrical Property, Amorphous solids (elementary ideas only) 

Surface Chemistry 

  • Adsorption- physisorption and chemisorption; Catalysis - homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis 


  • Redox reactions; Theory of electrical conductance; metallic and electrolytic conductance. 
  • Faraday’s laws - theory of strong electrolytes - Specific resistance, specific conductance, equivalent and molar conductance - Variation of conductance with dilution - Kohlrausch’s Law - Ionic product of water, pH, and pH- buffer solutions - use of pH values.  
  • Cells - Electrodes and electrode potentials - construction of cell, EMF values and standard electrode potentials, Nernst equation and its application to chemical cells. 
  • Relation between Gibbs energy change and EMF of a cell, dry cell, electrolytic cells and Galvanic cells; lead accumulator; Fuel cells, Corrosion, and its prevention. 

Environmental Chemistry

Environmental pollution - Atmospheric, water and soil


  • Tetravalency, hybridization; Classification of organic compounds - functional groups; Homologous series; Nomenclature (IUPAC); Homolytic and heterolytic bond cleavage; carbocations, carbanions and free radicals; electrophiles and nucleophiles; Inductive effect, electromeric effect, resonance and hyperconjugation. 
  • Common organic reactions - Substitution, addition, elimination and rearrangement Isomerism in Organic Compounds: Definition, Classification - structural isomerism, stereo isomerism - geometrical and optical isomerism. 
  • Optical activity - chirality - compounds containing chiral centres - R, S notation, D, L notation. 
  • Detection of the functional groups in organic compounds: Hydroxyl (alcoholic and phenolic), carbonyl (aldehyde and ketones) carboxyl and amino groups. 

Common organic reactions

  • Substitution, addition, elimination and rearrangement 

Isomerism in Organic Compounds

  • Definition, Classification - structural isomerism, stereo isomerism - geometrical and optical isomerism.
  • Optical activity - chirality - compounds containing chiral centres - R, S notation, D, L notation.

Detection of the functional groups in organic compounds

Hydroxyl (alcoholic and phenolic), carbonyl (aldehyde and ketones) carboxyl and amino groups. 

Alcohols and Ethers

  • Nomenclature of alcohols - Classification of alcohols - distinction between 1°, 2° and 3° alcohols - General methods of preparation of primary alcohols, properties
  • Methods of preparation of dihydric alcohols: Glycol - Properties - Uses. Methods of preparation of trihydric alcohols - Properties - Uses 
  • Aromatic alcohols - preparation and properties of phenols and benzyl alcohol; Ethers - Nomenclature of ethers - general methods of preparation of aliphatic ethers - Properties - Uses. Aromatic ethers - Preparation of Anisole - Uses

Carbonyl Compounds

  • Nomenclature of carbonyl compounds - Comparison of aldehydes and ketones. 
  • General methods of preparation of aldehydes - Properties - Uses. Aromatic aldehydes - Preparation of benzaldehyde - Properties and Uses
  • Ketones - general methods of preparation of aliphatic ketones (acetone) - Properties - Uses.
  • Aromatic ketones - preparation of acetophenone - Properties - Uses, preparation of benzophenone - Properties. 
  • Name reactions; Clemmensen reduction, Wolff - Kishner reduction, Cannizzaro reaction, Claisen Schmidt reaction, Benzoin Condensation, Aldol Condensation
  • Preparation and applications of Grignard reagents.

Carboxylic Acids and their derivatives

  • Nomenclature - Preparation of aliphatic monocarboxylic acids - formic acid - Properties - Uses. 
  • Monohydroxy mono carboxylic acids; Lactic acid - Synthesis of lactic acid. 
  • Aliphatic dicarboxylic acids; Preparation of oxalic and succinic acids. 
  • Aromatic acids: Benzoic and Salicylic acids - Properties - Uses.
  •  Derivatives of carboxylic acids; acetyl chloride (CH3COCl) - Preparation - Properties - Uses
  • Preparation of acetamide, Properties - acetic anhydride - Preparation, Properties. Preparation of esters - methyl acetate - Properties

Organic Nitrogen Compounds Organic Nitrogen Compounds

  • Aliphatic nitro compounds - Preparation of aliphatic nitroalkanes - Properties - Uses.
  •  Aromatic nitro compounds - Preparation - Properties - Uses. 
  • Distinction between aliphatic and aromatic nitro compounds. 
  • Amines; aliphatic amines - General methods of preparation - Properties - Distinction between 1°, 2° and 3°amines. 
  • Aromatic amines - Synthesis of benzylamine - Properties, Aniline - Preparation - Properties - Uses.
  •  Differences between aliphatic and aromatic amines. Aliphatic nitriles - Preparation - properties - Uses. 
  • Diazonium salts - Preparation of benzene diazonium chloride - Properties.

Biomolecules and Polymers

  • Carbohydrates – Distinction between sugars and non-sugars, structural formulae of glucose, fructose, and sucrose, with their linkages, invert sugar – definition, examples of oligo and polysaccharides 
  • Amino acids and Proteins – Classification of amino acids with examples, Peptides - properties of peptide bond; 
  • Proteins - primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structure (qualitative idea only), denaturation of proteins, enzymes 
  • Lipids - Definition, classification with examples, difference between fats, oils, and waxes. 
  • Nucleic acids – Chemical constitution of DNA and RNA Polymers - Classification – Natural and synthetic, methods of polymerization (addition and condensation), copolymerization. 
  • Some important polymers: natural and synthetic like polythene, nylon, polyesters, Bakelite, rubber. Biodegradable and non-biodegradable polymers. 

Also Read-  VITEEE 2023 (Physics) - Subject Wise Questions, List of Chapters & Topics

VITEEE Syllabus 2023

The authorities have released VITEEE 2023 syllabus online on the official website along with the brochure. Candidates must refer to the syllabus of VITEEE 2023 prescribed by VIT University. The topics from which questions are asked in the exam are covered in the VITEEE syllabus 2023. Students will find a list of detailed topics from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, and English which are covered in the exam. Students are recommended to prepare for the exam only as per the official syllabus keeping in mind the VITEEE exam pattern 2023.

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