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Re: M.Sc chemistry

Can you provide me the Syllabus of the Entrance examination for M.Sc. (Chemistry) programme offered by ICT (Institute of Chemical Technology), Mumbai?
26th February 2020, 05:25 PM
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Re: M.Sc chemistry

The Syllabus of the Entrance examination for M.Sc. (Chemistry) programme offered by ICT (Institute of Chemical Technology), Mumbai is as follows:

(a) Inorganic Chemistry
1. Periodic table: Periodic classification of elements, periodicity in properties. General
methods of isolation and purification of elements.
2. Chemical bonding: Types of bonding. VSEPR theory and shapes of molecules.
Hybridization, dipole moment. Ionic solids - lattice energy. Structure of diamond and graphite.
3. Main group elements (s and p blocks): Chemistry with emphasis on group relationship and
gradation in properties; structure of electron deficient compounds of main group elements and
application of main group elements.
4. Transition metals (d block): Characteristics of d-block elements. Coordination compounds
of first row transition elements, bonding in coordination compounds – VBT and CFT of
tetrahedral and octahedral complexes. Application of CFT to spectral and magnetic properties.
Electronic spectra of coordination compounds.
5. Organometallic compounds: Concept of hepticity, 18 electron rule. Carbonyl compounds
of first row of transition metals.
6. Non aqueous solvents: General characteristics, reactions with reference to ammonis and
liquid sulphur dioxide.
7. Acids and Bases: Lewis and HSAB concepts
8. Nuclear Chemistry: Radioactivity, nuclear reactions, applications of isotopes.

(b) Organic Chemistry
1. Nomenclature of Organic compounds.
2. Mechanism of Organic reactions: Electronic effects in Organic molecules – Inductice
effect, polarazability effect, resonance, hyperconjugation. Formal charge. Generaltion, structure
and general reactions of reactive intermediates –Carbocation, carbanion, carbon radical.
3. Stereochemistry: Types of isomerism. Projection formulae,chirality, assigning
stereochemical descriptors to chiral centres and geometric isomers. Optical isomerism in
compounds containing one and two asymmetric centers. Conformations of cyclohexanes.
4. Aromaticity and Huckel's rule: Mono and bicyclic carbocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and
their electrophioic substitution reactions.
5. Synthetic chemistry: Methods of preparation and characteristic reactions of alkanes,
alkenes, alkynes (including their cyclic analogues), arenes and their simple functional
derivatives, such as alkyl, halo, nitro, hydroxyl, alkoxy, formyl, carboxyl (and carboxylic acid
derivatives. Functional group interconversions. Grignard reagents, acetoacetic and malonic ester
chemistry. Synthesis of simple compounds. Structure determination and synthetic problems
using chemical reactions.
6. Mechanism (with stereochemistry): Aliphatic nucleophilic substitution, elimination, enolate
reactions, Claisen condensation, esterification and ester hydrolysis, Cannizzaro reaction,
benzoin condensation, Perkin reaction, Claisen rearrangement, Beckmann rearrangement,
Wagner-Meerwein rearrangement.
7. Carbohydrates: Classification, nomenclature. Open and cyclic formulae. Chemistry of
8. Amino acids and peprides: Structure, stereochemistry, and characteristics reactions of
amino acids. Structure of peptides.
9. Heterocyclic chemistry: Monocyclic 5- and 6-membered aromatic compounds with one
hetero atom (S,O,N). Their nomenclature, electronic structure, aromaticity, characteristic
properties and general reactions.

(c) Physical chemistry
1. Atomic structure: Fundamental particles. Bohr's theory of hydrogen atom; Wave-particle
duality; Uncertainty principles; Schrodinger's wave equation; Quantum numbers, shapes of
orbitals; Hund's rule and Pauli's exclusion principle.
2. Theory of gases: Kinetic theory of gases. Real and ideal gases, critical phenomenon.
3. Chemical thermodynamics: Reversible and irreversible processes. First law and its
application to ideal and nonideal gases. Thermochemistry. Second law. Entropy and free
energy, Criteria for spontaneity.
4. Chemical and Phase equilibria: Law of mass action; Kp , Kc, Kx and Kn ; Effect of
temperature on K; Ionic equilibria in solutions; pH and buffer solutions; Hydrolysis; Solubility
product; Phase equilibria–Phase rule and its application to one-component and two-component
systems; Colligative properties.
5. Electrochemistry: Conductance and its applications; Transport number; Galvanic cells;
EMF and Free energy. Liquid junction potential and concentration cells. Application of emf
measurement for determination of K, ΔG, ΔH, ΔS. Stability of complexes.
6. Chemical kinetics: Reactions of various order, Arrhenius equation, Collision theory; Theory
of absolute reaction rate; Chain reactions - Normal and branched chain reactions; Enzyme
kinetics; Photophysical and photochemical processes; Catalysis.
7. Quantum chemistry: Elementary quantum chemistry, state function, operators, eigen values
and eigen functions.

(d) Analytical Chemistry
Classification of analytical methods. Performance characteristics of analytical methods. Errors
and their types. Acid-base titrations and acid-base indicators, redox titrations, conductometric
and potentiometric titrations.

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