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Concise Inorganic Chemistry for IIT-JEE

J.D.Lee Concise Inorganic Chemistry for IIT-JEE

Sudarsan Guha

Wiley India Pvt. Ltd.

J.D. Lee Concise Inorganic Chemistry for IIT-JEE

Copyright 2011 by Wiley India Pvt. Ltd., 4435-36/7, Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi-110002. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or scanning without the written permission of the publisher. Limits of Liability: While the publisher and the author have used their best efforts in preparing this book, Wiley and the author make no representation or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this book, and specifically disclaim any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. There are no warranties which extend beyond the descriptions contained in this paragraph. No warranty may be created or extended by sales representatives or written sales materials. The accuracy and completeness of the information provided herein and the opinions stated herein are not guaranteed or warranted to produce any particular results, and the advice and strategies contained herein may not be suitable for every individual. Neither Wiley India nor the author shall be liable for any loss of profit or any other commercial damages, including but not limited to special, incidental, consequential, or other damages. Disclaimer: The contents of this book have been checked for accuracy. Since deviations cannot be precluded entirely, Wiley or its author cannot guarantee full agreement. As the book is intended for educational purpose, Wiley or its author shall not be responsible for any errors, omissions or damages arising out of the use of the information contained in the book. This publication is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information with regard to the subject matter covered. It is sold on the understanding that the Publisher is not engaged in rendering professional services. Trademarks: All brand names and product names used in this book are trademarks, registered trademarks, or trade names of their respective holders. Wiley is not associated with any product or vendor mentioned in this book. Other Wiley Editorial Offices: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030, USA Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Pappellaee 3, D-69469 Weinheim, Germany John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 42 McDougall Street, Milton, Queensland 4064, Australia John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte Ltd, 2 Clementi Loop #02-01, Jin Xing Distripark, Singapore 129809 John Wiley & Sons Canada Ltd, 22 Worcester Road, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada, M9W 1L1 First Edition: 2011 ISBN: 978-81-265-2009-1 Printed at: Kay-Kay Printers, Delhi

Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J.D. Lee is a book widely used by students preparing for IIT-JEE as the most comprehensive and authentic text for understanding Inorganic Chemistry. The purpose of adaptation of this book is to provide a complete textbook of Inorganic Chemistry that covers the entire syllabus of IITJEE in proper sequence of topics and provides in-depth explanation of topics. The use of book should give confidence to the students to apply their knowledge to problem-solving and attempting IIT-JEE. This adaptation consists of three completely new chapters, i.e., Hydrolysis, Metallurgy and Qualitative Salt Analysis. Along with this, several changes have been made in the topics as per IIT-JEE syllabus. This includes new additions to Coordination Compounds; reorganization and additions in Chemical Bonding; deletion of irrelevant topics from p- and d-block elements; and complete deletion of chapters not required as per syllabus (f-block elements, Atomic Nucleus and Spectra). A new set of exercises have been added at the end of each chapter, comprising all types of questions asked in IIT-JEE, i.e., single correct choice type questions, multiple correct choice type questions, comprehension type questions, assertion reasoning type questions, integer answer type questions and matrix-match type questions. I would like to acknowledge my students for their intellectual doubts and my colleagues for their valuable arguments in various aspects of the subject. This enhanced my understanding of the subject and helped me to teach better. I am especially indebted to my college Belur Ram Krishna Mission, Calcutta University for teaching me How to read and learn chemistry? and Bansal classes where I have got the opportunity to apply my knowledge and teach chemistry. I am thankful to Mr. Ankur Padia who linked me with Wiley India. It is my promise to make this book as only one book for Inorganic Chemistry for students aspiring for IIT-JEE. For the future also, any suggestions for the improvement of this book are welcome by the author. Sudarsan Guha M. Tech. (IIT-Kanpur)

Note to the Student

The IIT-JEE is one of the hardest exams to crack for students, for a very simple reason concepts cannot be learned by rote, they have to be absorbed, and IIT believes in strong concepts. Each question in the IIT-JEE entrance exam is meant to push the analytical ability of the student to its limit. That is why the questions are called brainteasers! Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J.D. Lee has been the definitive text for learning Inorganic Chemistry since its first edition appeared about 45 years ago. The book captures the fundamentals of the subject in a simple and logical framework of factual knowledge. The description is long enough to cover the essentials, yet short enough to be interesting. Its unparalleled approach to teaching Inorganic Chemistry is the reason why it is probably the most favoured resource for an IIT aspirant like you today. In collaboration with expert in IIT-JEE coaching, the fifth edition of the original book has now been adapted to give you the best book available in Inorganic Chemistry for preparing for the toughest engineering entrance exam in India. This adaptation offers the dual advantage of unmatched explanation of concepts as developed by Master teacher and appropriate applications of the concepts to problem solving as developed by an expert in this area. Lets walk through some of the special book features that will help you in your efforts to take the IIT-JEE with confidence.



The original book has been reorganized in a manner to provide more structured approach as per the IIT-JEE syllabus requirement. The progression is from basic concepts such as Atomic Structure, General Properties of Elements and Chemical Bonding to practical aspects of Metallurgy and Qualitative Salt Analysis. This is followed by description on Hydrogen and its compounds and some compounds and properties of s-, p- , d-block elements.

1. Atomic Structure and the Periodic 2. General Properties of the Elements 3. Chemical Bonding 4. Hydrolysis 5. Coordination Compounds 6. Metallurgy 7. Qualitative Salt Analysis 8. Hydrogen and its Hydrides 9. The s-Block Elements and their compounds 10. The p-Block Elements and their Compounds 11. The d-Block Elements and their Compounds



ChaPter OPeNer

x y z x dxz z y

Coordination Compounds

t2g orbitals (de)

Each chapter starts with an opening vignette related to the topic, and listing of contents of that chapter. This gives you an overview of the chapter and helps to identify the extent of coverage.



eg orbitals (dg )


Crystal Field Theory


Table 5.6 Colours absorbed and colours observed


Yellowgreen Yellow Contents

x y Colour absorbed

dz 2

Colour observed Redviolet Indigo

Wavenumber observed (cm-1) 24 00026 000 23 00024 000

5.1 Double Salts and Orange Blue 21 00023 000 Coordination Compounds Addition compounds are formed when stoichiometric Red Bluegreen 20 00021 000 5.2 Werners Work amounts of two or more stable compounds join together. Purple 18 00020 000 5.3 More Recent Methods of Green For example: Studying Complexes Redviolet Yellowgreen 17 30018 000 KCl + MgCl 2 + 6H 2 O KCl MgCl 2 6H 2 O 5.4 Classication of Ligands (carnallite) Indigo 16 40017 300 5.5 Effective Atomic NumbersYellow 5.6 Shapes of d Orbitals K 2 SO4 + Al 2 (SO4 )3 + 24H 2 O K 2 SO4 Al 2 (SO4 )3 24H 2 O Blue Orange 15 30016 400 5.7 Bonding in Transition (potassium alum) Bluegreen Red 12 80015 300 Metal Complexes 5.8 Valence Bond Theory + + CuSO4 4NH 3 H 2 O CuSO4 4NH 3 H 2 O Field on Theory (tetrammine copper(II) The magnitude 5.9 of Crystal depends three factors: 5.10 Effects of Crystal Field sulphate monohydrate) Splitting 1. The nature of the ligands. Fe(CN)2 + 4KCN Fe(CN)2 4KCN 5.11 Tetragonal Distortion of 2. The charge on the metal ion. Octahedral Complexes (potassium ferrocyanide) (Jahn-Teller Distortion) 3. Whether the metal is in the first, second or third row of transitions elements. Addition compounds are of two types: 5.12 Square Planar 1. Those which lose their identity in solution (double salts) Arrangements Examination of the spectra of a series of complexes of the same metal with different ligands shows that Tetrahedral Complexes 2. Those which retain their identity in solution (complexes) the position of 5.13 the absorption band (and hence the value of ) varies depending on the ligands which are 5.14 Magnetism When crystals of carnallite are dissolved in water, the solution attached (Table 5.7).Extension of the Crystal 5.15 + 2+ shows the properties of K , Mg and Cl ions. In a similar way, Field Theory to Allow for a solution of potassium alum shows the properties of K+, Al3+ Table 5.7 Crystal eld splittings by various ligands Some Covalency and SO2 4 ions. These are both examples of double salts which 5.16 Nomenclature exist only in the crystalline state. Complex Absorption peak of Coordination When the other two examples of coordination comCompounds -1 pounds dissolve they do not form simple ions - Cu2+, or Fe2+ (kJ mol-1) (cm ) and CN- - but instead their complex ions remain intact. 5.17 Isomerism Thus the cuproammonium ion [Cu(H2O)2(NH3)4]2+ and the 13 640 163 [CrIIICl6]3

[CrIII(H2O)6]3+ [CrIII(NH3)6]3+
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213 259 314


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coNcePt eXPLaNatIoN
Concepts are explained in a manner easy to read and understand. They are descriptive to the extent required and provide reasons for the structure, properties and reactions of compounds. Many fascinating applications of inorganic compounds are also explained.

Ligands which cause only a small degree of crystal field splitting are termed weak field ligands. Ligands which cause a large splitting are called strong field ligands. Most values are in the range 7 ,000 cm-1 to 30,000 cm-1. The common ligands can be arranged in ascending order of crystal field splitting . The order remains practically constant for different metals, and this series is called the spectrochemical series. Spectrochemical series weak field ligands
I < Br < S 2 < Cl < NO3 < F < OH < EtOH < oxalate < H2O

< EDTA < (NH3 and pyridine) < ethylenediamine < dipyridyl
< o-phenanthroline < NO2 < CN < CO

strong field ligands The spectrochemical series is an experimentally determined series. It is difficult to explain the order as it incorporates both the effects of s and p bonding. The halides are in the order expected from electrostatic effects. In other cases we must consider covalent bonding to explain the order. A pattern of increasing s donation is followed: halide donors < O donors < N donors < C donors The crystal field splitting produced by the strong field CN ligand is about double that for weak field ligands like the halide ions. This is attributed to p bonding in which the metal donates electrons from a filled t2g

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A regular tetrahedron is related to a cube. One atom is at the centre of the cube, and four of the eight corners of the cube are occupied by ligands as shown in Figure 5.19. The directions x, y and z point to the centres of the faces of the cube. The eg orbitals point along x, y and z (that is to the centres of the faces). The t2g orbitals point between x, y and z (that is towards the centres of the edges of the cube) (Figure 5.20).


Effective Atomic Number (EAN)

FIgures 9

z x y

Figure 5.19 Relation of a tetrahedron to a cube.

The text is sprinkled with multiple figures x 1. All donations contribute two electrons, while NO is considered as a 3-electron donor. which two-di 2. For p-donors, the number of p-electrons involved in donation from a particular ligand present are to be cony sidered.For example, mensional representation dz dx y of compounds and their is a 6-electron donor. structures. This visual is a 4-electron donor. representation enhances understanding and helps is a 2-electron donor. dxy dyz dxz the student visualize what CH 2 = CH C H 2 is a 2-electron donor. a molecule may look like. Figure 5.20 Orientation of d orbitals relative to a cube.
The following points need to be noted with regard to EAN.
2 2 2

3. For the compounds having d bond, for example, Mn 2 (Co)10, the EAN of each Mn atom is calculated as:


The direction of approach of the ligands does not coincide exactly with either the eg or the t2g orbitals. The 1 EAN of Mn = 28 [2 54 0+ 10 2= 44 . 2 + 2* ] = 36 /25 angle = 109 angle between an eg orbital, the central metal and the ligand is half the tetrahedral 2 The angle between a t2g orbital, the central metal and the ligand is 3516. Thus the t2g orbitals are nearer to the direction of the ligands than the eg orbitals. (Alternatively t2g orbitals are half for thedside of the cube *These two the electrons are considered -bond. orbitals half metal the diagonal the cube away.) The away from the approach of the ligands, whilst the egThe EAN are of some atoms inof different complexes are given in Table 5.5. approach of the ligands raises the energy of both sets of orbitals. The energy of the t2g orbitals is raised most because they are closest to the ligands. This crystal field splitting is the opposite way round to that in Table 5.5 Effective atomic numbers of some metals in complexes octahedral complexes (Figure 5.21). Thenumber t2g orbitals of are tables 0.4t above the weighted average of the two groups (the Bari centre) and the lost Atom energy Atomic Complex Electrons Electrons gained A large capture number in ion formation by coordination eg orbitals are 0.6t below the average (Figure 5.22).

EAN 36

data on structure, properties and other such parameters. Thet2g tabular representation supports comparad orbitals are split into two tive study of properties and draws groups out changing trends in them. The trends of various properties of eleeg ments along the periodic table are also amply illustrated.

Cr Fe Fe Co Ni

24 26 26 27 28 29 46 78 26 28 46

[Cr(CO)6] [Fe(CN)6]4[Fe(CO)5] 3+ +0.4 t )] [Co(NH

3 6

t 2g

0 2 0 3
Average energy level (Bari centre)

12 12 10 12 8 8 12 12 12 12 8 8 16 12 10 8 12


(Xe) (Rn)


[Ni(CO)4] [Cu(CN)4]3[Pd(NH3)6]4+ [PtC6]20.6 t [Fe(CN)6]3[Ni(NH3)6]2+ [PdCl4]2t

0 1 4 4 3 2 2 2 4 2 0 -1 -1

36 36 36 54 86 35 38 52 84 34 36 36 36 36

Cu Pd Pt Fe Ni Pd Pt Ti Fe Fe Co V

Free metal ion (five degenerate d orbitals)

Metal ion in tetrahedral field

eg 78 [Pt(NH3)4]2+ 0 Metal ion Average 22 energy [Ti(s-C H ) ( p C 5 5 2 5 H5)2] in tetrahedral of metal ion 0 26 [Fe(p-C field in spherical 5 H5)2] field 26 [Fe(CO) (NO) ] 0
2 2

Figure 5.21 Crystal eld splitting of energy levels in a tetrahedral eld.

27 5.22 Energy [Co(CO)4 ] Figure levels for d orbitals in 23 a tetrahedral eld. 6][V(CO)

Sidgwick EAN rule

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In 1927, Sidgwick suggested that electron pairs from ligands were added to the central metal atom until the central atom was surrounded by the same number of electrons as the next noble gas. The stability of the resulting state can be explained on the basis of the molecular orbital theory. However, this rule fails in 2011-05-17 4:35:38 PM many cases and works best for metals in low oxidation state.

Application of concepts to problem solving is the core of IIT-JEE, so it is imporLee_Chapter 05.indd 9 tant to test our understanding of concepts. For the test to be effective, the assessment technique should be comprehensive and in the context of this book, also in resonance with the IIT-JEE paper pattern. Each part of the assessment should be modeled on the actual IIT-JEE paper pattern because unless the student practices the IIT-JEE way, he/she will not be sufficiently equipped to take the exam. Keeping this in mind the assessment has been divided into:

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9. Be salts are extensively hydrolyzed. 10. Be salts are among the most soluble known. 11. Beryllium forms an unusual carbide Be2C, which, like Al4C3, yields methane on hydrolysis. There is plainly a diagonal similarity between beryllium in Group 2 and aluminium in Group 3. Just as was the case with lithium and magnesium, the similarity in atomic and ionic sizes is the main factor underlying this relationship.

Multiple Correct Choice Type Questions 45 SINgLe Correct | SINGLE CORRECT CHOICE TYPE QUESTIONS ChoIce TyPe 13. Among LiCl, RbCl, BeCl , MgCl , the compounds 9. Which of the following is the most soluble in water? (B) KOH is a stronger base than NaOH. 1. Aqueous solution of Na SO and is crystallized above respectively (A) CsClO with greatest least ionic out character QuestIoNs (C) KHCO is soluble in water and NaHCO is insoluand below 32 C. The respective products are are (B) NaClO
2 2 4

(A) LiCl RbCl (A) Na2SO4 and Na 10H 2SO4and 2O (B) RbCl BeCl (B) Na2SO4 10H and and Na2SO 2O 4 2 (C) RbCl and MgCl2 (C) Na Na 4 and 2SO4 Compounds These are of the mul- 38 Chapter 5 2SO Coordination 10. Which the regular following statements is correct? (D) MgCl and BeCl2 2O (D) Na SO 10H 2O and 2Na2SO4 10H (A) NaHCO and KHCO have similar crystal structure. 2 4 (C) KClO4 (D) LiClO4
3 3 2 3 2 2 2 3

ble in water. (D) KOH is cheaper than NaOH.

6. Ozonized oxygen is passed through dry powdered

KOH. Which option is not correct regarding the tiple choice questions with product obtained in complexes the above process? (B) Li CO decomposes to give Li O and CO . Which of 14. Which of the followingdoes properties show a reverse following compounds not have (C) Trivalent silver (coordination number 4. 2. Which of thethe following statements is/are correct for (C) Li CO provided. trend on moving from Mg to Ba within the group? is soluble in water. (A) It andiamagnetic. orange coloured solid. four choices Only similarity in structure with the other three compounds? 4)is are ferrocene? (A) (D) All are correct. (B) It is paramagnetic in nature. (A) FeSO 7H O Density. (D) AgO is diamagnetic. (A) The dipole moment of the eclipsed form of ferroone among the four choices (B) (C) It is used in submarines for oxygenating the air. (B) Na is CO 7H OSolubility of sulphate. 11. If Na ion is larger than Mg and S ion is larger than cene zero? (C) of oxalate. It is also by passing Ohave in blue solution 9. (D) Which of theprepared following complexes geometrical (C) MgSO 7H O Solubility will be correct Cl the ion, which of theanswer. following will be least(B) soluble indipole The moment of of the staggered form of (D) Basicity M(OH) . of K that in liquid isomers are NH optically inactive due to the pres4 2
+ 2+ 2-





NH2 H2N 8. Choose the correct statement(s) from the following: (B) Na2O2 reacts with NH 3. Me Me (A) Monovalent (C) silver complexes (coordination NH3 reacts with bleaching powder. (D) None of these. number 2) are diamagnetic. (B) Bivalent silver complexes (coordination number 9. Which of the following elements liberate H2 on reac4. KO3 or Na2O2 is used in submarines or space capsules 4 and 6) are paramagnetic with = 1.73 BM . tion with NaOH? because (A) Be (A) it absorbs CO2. (B) Al (B) it releases O2. (C) B (C) it produces corresponding carbonate on reacCOMPREHENSION TYPE QUESTIONS (D) None of these tion with CO2. 10. Which of the following statements are correct regard(D) None of these. Passage 1: For Questions 13 ing the diagonal relationship between Al and (C) Be? [ Ni(NH 3 )4 ](NO3 )2 2 H 2O; square planar. 5. Electrolysis of KH produces H2 (A) BeO and Al2O3 are amphoteric in nature. (D) [Ni(NH 3 )4 (H 2O)2 ](NO3 )2 ; octahedral. The magnetic moment for two complexes of empiri(A) at the cathode. (B) Carbides of both produce the same gas on Comprehension-type cal formula Ni(NH 3 )4 (NO (B) at the anode. 3 )2 2 H 2 O is zero and 2.84 hydrolysis. 3. Which of the following statements are true for the BM respectively. The second complex is not a neutral (C) either at the cathode or at the anode. questions consist of a small (C) Both can form complexes. second complex? complex. (D) Cannot be predicted. (D) Hydrides of both the elements are covalent m(A) nature. It has the EAN value of 36. passage, followed by three/ 1. The number of water molecules of crystallization are (B) It can show optical isomerism. respectively four multiple choice ques(C) It cannot show geometrical isomerism. (A) zero, two. (D) It produces three-fold freezing point depression. tions based on it. The ques(B) zero, zero. Passage 2: For Questions 46 (C) two, zero. are of single correct Lee_Chapter 09.inddtions 45 2011-05-02 2:31:01 PM (D) two, two. Some ligands not only donate their lone pair to the central answer type (with some metal atom but also accept the electron cloud from the 2. The correct formula and geometry of the first complex is central metal atom. This is known as synergic bonding. exceptions). (A) [Ni(H O) (NO ) ] 4 NH ; tetrahedral.

2 3 (D) ZnSO 7H 4 is 2O water? ferro cene non-zero? ence of centre of symmetry? 2 + leaves no residue and (A) NaCl 15. Compound M on N 7. A + H O NaOH 3. point of a mixture ofheating Na CO + K CO is (C)The Allmelting C atoms are equidistant from Fe ion. 2 2 2 3 2 3 (B) Na2S isthat also not Aqueous solution reacts [Pt( bn)2 ]2 + H2 O (A) higher than of Naobtained. CO3. in the C * orbital (D) Synergic bonding takes place of of M(A) 2 A 400 B NaOH + O2 with alkali and all the gases are evolved. The result(C) MgCl2 (B) higher than that of K CO . C atoms. (B) [ Fe(gly)3 ]0 at 25 C 2 3 ing solution is treated with Al in alkaline medium to (D) MgS B is used for oxygenating in submarines. A and B are (C) lower than that of both Na CO and K CO . 2 3 2 3 5. Which of following IUPAC names is/are correct for (C) [Cr(H 2O)3 Cl 3 ]0 a gas that produces a deep blue solution with respectively: lower thanliberate that K2CO 3 only. In which of following cases is the value of x maximum? the(D) complex [Co(NH ) ( tn ) ( C H ) ] NO ? (D) Na [Pd (NH 2 CH(CH 3 ) (CO2 )2 ]0 3 2 ) solution. 3 M 5 is 2 3 Ni(NO (A) 3 2 2O2 and Na2O (A) CaSO4 xH2O 4. Which of the following statements is not correct? (A) Diallyldiamminetrimethylenediaminecobalt (III) 10. (B) (A) NH4NO3 Na2O Which ofand theNa following complexes is/are optically 2O2 (B) BaSO4 xH2O (A) Common salt absorbs water because it is hygroscopic. nitrate. (B) NH4NO2 (C) Na2O O 2 and 2 inactive due to the presence of plane of symmetry? (C) MgSO4 xH2O (B) Common salt is used to clear snow on the road. (C) NH Cl (B) 1,3-Diaminopropanediaminediallylcobalt (III) nitrate (D) Na2O and O2 (D) All have the same value of x. (C) Anhydrous MgCl2 4 can be prepared by heating a (D)3-diaminopropanedicyclopropyl NH4Br (C) Diammine-1, A (A) a n n (B) double salt of it, i.e. MgCl2 NH4Cl 6H2O. 8. Na2O cannot be prepared by cobalt (III) nitrate. A a a (D) CaSO4 and BaSO4 are reacted with coke to produce A (A) Na O + CO 2 2 (D) Diallyldiammine-1, 3-diaminopropanecobalt (III) CaS and BaS respectively. (B) Na + NaNO 3 M M nitrate. MULTIPLE CORRECT CHOICE TYPE QUESTIONS (C) Na + NaNO2 3+ 5. KOH is preferably used to absorb CO because 2 of Co 6. A complex compound consists of 1 mole ion, A b c (D) Na O + Na A 2 2 + (A) KOH is more soluble than NaOH water. 6 moles of NH 6 moles 1 in mole of are Cr 3 MgO can be used as refractory material because 6. of of theNO following in the increasing 3, Which 2 and properties A b ion. The complex has from neither the highest order top to bottom forvalue metal nor ions in Group 1? (A) it has a very high melting point. the lowest value (A) of electrical conductivity. The possiIonic radius. (B) it has a very low vapour pressure. A (C) n (B) complex Hydrated radius. is/are B (C) it is a very good conductor of heat. ble formulae for the A These are multiple choice (C) Ionic mobility. (D) it is chemically inert. Lee_Chapter 09.indd 44 (A) [Cr( NH 3 )5 ( NO 2 )][Co( NH 3 )( NO 2 )5 ] 2011-05-02 M (D) Hydration number. questions with four choices (B) [Co(NH 3 )6 ][Cr (NO2 )6 ] B The temporary hardness of water is caused by which A Which of the following hydrides are electron deficient? (C) [Cr(NH 3 )7. 4 ( NO 2 )2 ][Co( NH 3 )2 ( NO 2 )4 ] of the following compound(s). provided. One or more of B (A) )][ BeH 2 (D) [Co(NH 3 )5 (NO Cr(NH 2 3 )( NO 2 )5 ] (A) CaCl2 (B) CaH2 the four choices provided (B) Mg(HCO3)2 7. Which of the following complexes is/are square planar? (D) Me Me (C) AlH 3 (C) Ca(HCO3)2 (A) [Ag F4 ] H N NH 2 2 may be correct. (D) KH (D) MgSO4 (B) [AuCl 4 ] 8. In which of the following cases, does N2 evolve as a (C) [NiCl 2 (PPh 3 )2 ] H H Pt2+ When KO2 reacts with water, the products are gaseous product? H H (D) [ NiCl ( PMe )2 ] KNO reacts with K on heating. 2 3 (A) (A) KOH

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(B) H2O2 (C) K2O2 (D) O2

ComPreheNsIoN TyPe QuestIoNs

3 2

(B) [Ni(NH 3 )4 ](NO3 )2 2 H 2O; tetrahedral.

4. In which of the following cases is the bond energy of C - O bond minimum?

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AssertIoNReasoNINg TyPe QuestIoNs


These questions check the analytical and reasoning | ASSERTIONREASONING TYPE QUESTIONS skills of the students. Two 12 Chapter 4 Hydrolysis In the following set of questions, a Statement I is given 3. Statement I: SiH 4 is prone towards hydrolysis while statements are provided and a corresponding Statement II is given below it. Mark SnH 4 is inert. the correct answer as: | ASSERTIONREASONING TYPE QUESTIONS Type Questions Statement II: SnHMatrixMatch bond has insufficient polarity 47 Statement I and Statement (A) If both Statement I and Statement II are true compared to SiH bond. II. The student is expected and Statement II is the correct In explanation of set of questions, a Statement I is given 3. Statement I: the following Statement TeF H 2 TeO as hydrolyzed SiH 4 is prone towards hydrolysis while 5. Statement I: Na alkaline in 4.9. StatementI: I: Na and K on reaction with 6 produces 4 H Statement I. 2CO3 solution is strongly 2O, catch fire. and a corresponding Statement II is given below it. Mark SnH 4 is inert. to verify if (A) both stateproduct. nature. (B) If both Statement I and Statement II are trueanswer but as: Statement II: The reaction is highly exothermic, as a the correct Statement II: SnH ments bond has insufficient polarity 2 Statement II: Te ( OH ) exists and there is no steric are true and if both CO Statement II is not the correct explanation for ions Statement II: Hydrolysis of 6 (A) produces If both Statement I and Statement II are true 3 result of which the remaining solid metal melts and compared to SiH bond. crowding to accommodate six OH groups around it. Statement H I. 2CO3 and OH ions in solution. undissociated and Statement II is the correct of released H2 catches local heating is soexplanation high that the true, if statement 4.and Statement I: TeF6 are Hverify produces 2 TeO 4 as hydrolyzed If Statement I is true but Statement is2+ false. Statement 5. Statement I: P4S10 produces H 3 PO4 H 2S, not fire. is much I. 6. (C) Statement I: The hydration energy of II Be product. + (D) If Statement I is false but Statement II is true. I follows from statement and , on hydrolysis. PH H SO (B) If both Statement Statement II but + higher as compared to that of Li . 3 2 I and 4 10. Statement I: NaOH + are NHtrue +Na+ +H2O 4 - salt NH3 Statement II: Te(OH)6 exists and there is no steric Statement II is not the correct explanation forelectronegative, the 1. Statement I: Mg C and Al C both produce the Statement II: S atom being more 2 3 4 3 Statement II: First ionization energy of Be is greater II; (B) statements to accommodate six both OH groups around it. are OH- H2O; it P is atom the crowding strong acid Statement II: H++ takes same gaseous products on their hydrolysis. Statement I. nucleophilic attack place on and protothan that of Li. strong base reaction which releases more energy and (C) If Statement I is true but Statement II is false. true and if both true, 5. Statement I: H PO Hare produces and P S nation takes place on S atom. 3 4 2 S, not 4 10 The nature of hydrocarbonstomach produced or 7. Statement Statement II: I: BaSO 4 is used in diagnosing towards greater (D) If Statement I is shifts false but Statement II stability. is true. H 2SO4 and PH 3, on hydrolysis. from a particular carbide depends upon the anionic 6. Statement I: Silicones are resistant towards hydrolysis. duodenal ulcers. verify if statement II is not 1. Statement I: Mg and Al 4CI: produce are the stronger 11. Statement Superoxides oxidizing part present in it. Statement II: S atom being more electronegative, the 2C 3 3 both Statement II:hydrolysis. +I effect of CH 3 groups reduces the d(+) and gaseous in sev- products Statement II: BaSO4 is insoluble in water same on their the correct reasoning agents than peroxides. nucleophilic attack takes place on P atom and proto- for 2. Statement I: is Hydrolysis of Al 2 (CH 3 )6 is highly character of Si atoms. eral acids and opaque to X-rays. nation takes place on S atom. Statement II: The nature of hydrocarbon produced spontaneous. Statement II: Superoxides accept electrons in the same statement I; (C), (D) which the 8. Statement I: When an electron is added to Na+ ion, from a particular carbide depends upon anionic 6. Statement I: Silicones are resistant towards hydrolysis. energy level, i.e. p * the orbital while peroxides accept Statement 2 (CH 3 )6 gives Al(OH)3 (white ppt.) size of theII: ionAl decreases. * of the statements is untrue. part present in it. electrons in the higher energy 2p orbital. Statement II: +I effect of CH groups reduces the d(+) and CH (gaseous product) on hydrolysis.
the interStatement II: In the process of Na+ 2. Na, Statement I: Hydrolysis of Al 2 (CH 3 )6 is highly electric repulsion increases. spontaneous.
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INteger ANsWer Statement II: Al (CH ) gives Al(OH) (white ppt.) | INTEGER ANSWER TYPE QUESTIONS and CH (gaseous product) on hydrolysis. TyPe | QuestIoNs INTEGER ANSWER TYPE QUESTIONS

character of Si atoms.

The answer to each of the following questions is a non5. Cl2 gas is passed through a compound A and proThe answer to each of the following questions is a non- 4. Among the following orders, the number incorrect negative integer. duces bleaching powder. The number ofof protons in The questions negative integer. in this secorders with respect to rate of hydrolysis is ___________. A is ___________. 21. The number of rings formed in [Ca(EDTA)] is SnCl 2 > SnCl 4 TYPE QUESTIONS (i) ANSWER INTEGER tion arenumber numerical prob- among the following, 1. The of compounds ___________. 6. The ratio of the number of water of crystallization in (ii) BBr3 > BI 3 forming oxyacids from the central atom on hydrolysis gypsum and that in plaster Paris is ___________. Themolecule answer toof each of the following questions is aof non4. Among the following orders, the number of incorrect lems for which no of choices 2. is The total number electrons in one ___________. (iii) SeF6 > TeF6 negative integer. orders with respect to rate of hydrolysis is ___________. Mg2C3 is ___________. 7. Among following elements, the number of eleare provided. The students SiCl 4 the < SiBr (iv) 4 SnCl 2 >is SnCl 4 (i) NaOH AsCl SbCl SiF ments that release H2following, on reaction with 1.pairs The of number among the 3 , NCl 3 , PCl 3 ,the 3 , PCl 5 ,of 4 3. Among the following number com- of compounds (v) SiH 4 > GeH 4 are required to find the (ii) BBr3 > BI 3 ___________. forming oxyacids from the central atom on hydrolysis pounds, for which the thermal stability order is correct 2. The number of compounds among the following that do (vi) SF6 < SeF6 ___________. (iii) SeF6 > TeF6 Be, Al, B, Mg, Ca, Zn, Sn is ___________. not produce only acidic product(s) on theiris hydrolysis is exact answers to numeri(a) BeCO3 > SrCO3 SiCl < SiBr 5. When SnCl 4 is converted into [SnCl 6 ]2 (iv) by the nucle___________. The number of bicarbonates that do not exist in 4 solid 4 AsCl 3 , NCl 3 ,8. PCl 3 , SbCl 3 , PCl 5 , SiF4 cal problems which can (b) MgO >BaO ophilic additon of Cl , the coordination number is 4 SiH 4 > GeH (v) form among the following is ___________. SO SO , XeF (c) Li < Cs 2, 3 2 Cl 2 , NCl 3 , SeCl 4 , TeF6 2. 4 . number of compounds increased by___________. The among the following that do 2CO 2CO 3 (vi) SF6 < SeF6 be one-digit or two-digit LiHCO3 , NaHCO (HCO3 ) (d) CaSO < hydrolyzed, BaSO4 3 , Ca 2 , KHCO 3 , NH 4 HCO 3 , Ba( HCO 3 )2 Mg( HCO 3 )2 not produce on their hydrolysis is SF4 4 is 3. When the change in oxidation stateonly acidic product(s) 2 (e) Na3N the ___________. numerals. LiHCO (HCO3 )2 , KHCO3 , NH 4 HCO3 , Ba(HCO3 )2 Mg(HCO3 5. )2 When SnCl 4 is converted into [SnCl 6 ] by the nucle3N > 3 , NaHCO 3 , Ca of S Li atom during process is ___________. ophilic additon of the coordination number is Cl , (f ) LiClO4 < KClO4 is 9. The number of planes of symmetry in [BeH4]2by___________. SO2 , SO2Cl 2 , NCl 3 , SeCl 4 , TeF6 , XeF4 . increased 4. Among the following compounds, the number of ___________. SF 3. or When 4 is hydrolyzed, the change in oxidation state compounds which do not produce acidic basic solu10. The percentage water loss when gypsum is heated to of S atom during the process is ___________. MATRIXMATCH TYPE QUESTIONS tions when dissolved in water is ___________. get plaster of Paris is ___________. NaCl, BeCl 2 , BaCl 2 , Li 2O, MgO, CaH 2 , CaSO4 In each of the following questions, statements are given (R), (S) and (T). Any given statement in Column I can These questions are the in two columns, which have to be matched. The state- have correct matching with one or more statements in ments in Column I are labelled as (A) , (B), QUESTIONS (C) MATRIXMATCH and Column II. TYPE QUESTIONS MATRIXMATCH TYPE regular Match the Follow(D), while those in Column II are labelled as (P), (Q), statement in Column I can In each of the following questions, statements are given (R), (S) and (T). Any given ing variety. Two columns In each of the following questions, statements are given in two columns, which have to be matched. The statements in two columns, which have to be matched. The state- have correct matching with one or more statements in in Column I are labelled as (A), (B), (C) and (D), while those in Column II are labelled as (P), (Q), (R), (S) and (T). each containing 4 subdiviments in Column I are labelled as (A), (B), (C) and Column II. Any given statement in Column I can have correct matching with one or more statements in Column II. (D), while those in Column II are labelled as (P), (Q),

MatrIXMatch TyPe QuestIoNs

1. Match the chemical properties with the compounds. Column I (A) Ca (B) CaH2
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2. Match the compounds with their characteristics. Column I (A) BeCO3 (B) MgCO3 (C) CaCO3 Column II (P) Least soluble in water. (Q) Least thermally stable. (R) Produces MO + CO2 on heating with the help of bunsen burner. (S) Produces basic oxides on thermal decomposition.

Column II (P) Produces H2 on reaction with H2O. (Q) Produces Ca(OH)2 on reaction with H2O. (R) The compound is ionic. (S) Can absorb N2 under not conditions.
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SI units for energy are used throughout this edition, thus making a comparison of thermodynamic properties easier. Ionization energies are quoted in kJ mol1, rather than ionization potentials in eV. Older data from other sources use eV and may be converted into SI units (1 kcal = 4.184 kJ, and 1 eV = 23.06 4.184 kJ mol1). Meters are strictly the SI units for distance, and bond lengths are sometimes quoted in nanometers (1 mm = 109 m). However ngstrm units (1010 m) are a permitted unit of length, and are widely used by crystallographers because they give a convenient range of numbers for bond lengths. Most bonds are between 1 and 2 (0.1 to 0.2 nm). ngstrm units are used throughout for bond lengths. The positions of absorption peaks in spectra are quoted in wave numbers cm1, because instruments are calibrated in these units. It must be remembered that these are not SI units, and should be multiplied by 100 to give SI units of m1, or multiplied by 11.96 to give J mol1. The SI units of density are kg m3, making the density of water 1000 kg m3. This convention is not widely accepted, so the older units of g cm3 are retained so water has a density of 1 g cm3. In the section on magnetism both SI units and Debye units are given, and the relation between the two is explained. For inorganic chemists who simply want to find the number of unpaired electron spins in a transition metal ion, Debye units are much more convenient.



For a long time chemists have arranged the elements in groups within the periodic table in order to relate the electronic structures of the elements to their properties, and to simplify learning. There have been several methods of naming the groups. A number of well known books name the main groups and the transition elements as A and B subgroups, which dates back to the older Mendeleef periodic table of more than half a century ago. Its disadvantages are that it may overemphasize slight similarities between the A and B subgroups, and there are a large number of elements in Group VIII. In earlier versions of this book the s-block and the p-block were numbered as groups I to VII and 0, depending on the number of electrons in the outer shell of the atoms, and the transition elements were dealt with as triads of elements and named as the top element in each group of three. The IUPAC has recommended that the main groups and the transition metals should be numbered from 1 to 18. This system has gained acceptance, and has now been adopted throughout this book.

I IA H Li Na K Rb Cs 1

II IIA Be Mg Ca Sr Ba 2









III IIIA B Al Ga In Tl 13

IV IVA C Si Ge Sn Pb 14

V VA N P As Sb Bi 15

VI VIA O S Se Te Po 16

VII VIIA F Cl Br I At 17

Sc Y La 3

Ti Zr Hf 4

V Nb Ta 5

Cr Mo W 6

Mn Tc Re 7

Fe Ru Os 8

Co Rh Ir 9

Ni Pd Pt 10

Cu Ag Au 11

Zn Cd Hg 12

0 VIIIA He Ne Ar Kr Xe Rn 18



Abundance of the elements in the Earths crust Melting points of the elements Boiling points of the elements Densities of solid and liquid elements Electronic structures of the elements Some average single bond energies and some double and triple bond energies Solubilities of main group compounds in water Atomic weights based on 12C= 12.000 Values of some fundamental physical constants Electrical resistivity of the elements at the stated temperature Hardness of minerals Mohs scale

Appendix A Appendix B Appendix C Appendix D Appendix E

Appendix F

Appendix G Appendix H Appendix I Appendix J Appendix K

Preface Note to the Student 1. Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table
1.1 The Atom as a Nucleus with Orbital Electrons 1.2 Atomic Spectra of Hydrogen and the Bohr Theory 1.3 Refinements to the Bohr Theory 1.4 The Dual Nature of ElectronsParticles or Waves 1.5 The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle 1.6 The Schrdinger Wave Equation 1.7 Radial and Angular Functions 1.8 Pauli Exclusion Principle 1.9 Build-up of the Elements, Hunds Rule 1.10 Sequence of Energy Levels 1.11 Arrangement of the Elements in Groups in the Periodic Table Single Correct Choice Type Questions Multiple Correct Choice Type Questions Comprehension Type Questions AssertionReasoning Type Questions Integer Answer Type Questions MatrixMatch Type Questions Answers

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2. General Properties of the Elements

Size of Atoms and Ions Size of atoms Size of ions Problems with ionic radii Trends in ionic radii 2.2 Ionization Energies 2.3 Electron Affinity 2.4 Electronegativity Pauling Mulliken Allred and Rochow 2.5 Metallic Character 2.6 Variable Valency and Oxidation States 2.7 Horizontal, Vertical and Diagonal Relationships in the Periodic Table Single Correct Choice Type Questions Multiple Correct Choice Type Questions Comprehension Type Questions AssertionReasoning Type Questions Integer Answer Type Questions MatrixMatch Type Questions Answers 2.1

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3. Chemical Bonding
3.1 3.2 Attainment of a Stable Configuration Types of Bonds

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3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10

3.11 3.12



3.15 3.16

Transitions Between the Main Types of Bonding Ionic bonds Covalent bonds Oxidation numbers Coordinate bonds Double and triple bonds Metallic bonds and metallic structures The Covalent Bond The Lewis theory SidgwickPowell theory Valence Bond Theory What is the essence of hybridization? Features of hybrid orbitals Calculation of steric number Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion (VSEPR) Theory Effect of lone pair Effect of double bond Effect of electronegativity Back bonding The Extent of d Orbital Participation in Molecular Bonding Types of Covalent Bonds (Sigma (s ) and Pi (p ) Bonds) Bridge bonding Molecular Orbital Method LCAO Method ss combinations of orbitals sp combinations of orbitals pp combinations of orbitals pd combinations of orbitals dd combinations of orbitals Non-bonding combinations of orbitals Rules for Linear Combination of Atomic Orbitals Examples of Molecular Orbital Treatment for Homonuclear Diatomic Molecules H2+ molecule ion H2 molecule + He2 molecule ion He2 molecule Li2 molecule Be2 molecule B2 molecule C2 molecule N2 molecule O2 molecule O2 ion F2 molecule Examples of Molecular Orbital Treatment for Heteronuclear Diatomic Molecules NO molecule CO molecule The Ionic Bond Radius ratio rules Calculation of some limiting radius ratio values Close Packing Ionic Compounds of the Type AX (ZnS, NaCl, CsCl) Structures of zinc sulphide Sodium chloride structure Caesium chloride structure

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Ionic Compounds of the Type AX2 (CaF2, TiO2, SiO2) Calcium fluoride (fluorite) structure Rutile structure b-cristobalite (silica) structure 3.18 Layer Structures (CdI2, CdCl2, [NiAs]) Cadmium iodide structure Cadmium chloride structure Nickel arsenide structure 3.19 Lattice Energy 3.20 Stoichiometric Defects Schottky defects Frenkel defects 3.21 Nonstoichiometric Defects Metal excess Metal deficiency 3.22 BornHaber Cycle 3.23 Polarizing Power and Polarizability Fajans Rules Properties of ionic compounds affected by polarization 3.24 Melting Point of Ionic Compounds 3.25 Solubility of Ionic Compounds Prediction of solubility order in ionic compounds 3.26 Electrical Conductivity and Colour 3.27 Acidic Nature of Oxides 3.28 Thermal Stability of Ionic Compounds 3.29 Weak Forces Attractive intermolecular forces Repulsive intermolecuar forces LennardJones potential 3.30 Interactions Between Ions and Covalent Molecules 3.31 The Metallic Bond Conductivity Lustre Malleability and cohesive force Crystal structures of metals Bond lengths 3.32 Theories of Bonding in Metals Free electron theory Valence bond theory Molecular orbital or band theory 3.33 Conductors, Insulators and Semiconductors Single Correct Choice Type Questions Multiple Correct Choice Type Questions Comprehension Type Questions AssertionReasoning Type Questions Integer Answer Type Questions MatrixMatch Type Questions Answers


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4. Hydrolysis
4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Introduction Hydrolysis through SN1 Mechanism Hydrolysis through SN2 Mechanism Hydrolysis through AdditionElimination Mechanism Hydrolysis through Addition Mechanism

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4.6 Hydrolysis through Redox Reaction 4.7 Hydrolysis through PushPull Mechanism 4.8 Hydrolysis through Mixed Mechanism Single Correct Choice Type Questions Multiple Correct Choice Type Questions Comprehension Type Questions AssertionReasoning Type Questions Integer Answer Type Questions MatrixMatch Type Questions Answers

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5. Coordination Compounds
Double Salts and Coordination Compounds Werners Work More Recent Methods of Studying Complexes Classification of Ligands Effective Atomic Number (EAN) Sidgwick EAN rule 5.6 Shapes of d Orbitals 5.7 Bonding in Transition Metal Complexes Valence bond theory Crystal field theory Molecular orbital theory 5.8 Valence Bond Theory 5.9 Crystal Field Theory Octahedral complexes 5.10 Effects of Crystal Field Splitting 5.11 Tetragonal Distortion of Octahedral Complexes (Jahn-Teller Distortion) 5.12 Square Planar Arrangements 5.13 Tetrahedral Complexes 5.14 Magnetism 5.15 Extension of the Crystal Field Theory to Allow for Some Covalency 5.16 Nomenclature of Coordination Compounds 5.17 Isomerism Polymerization isomerism Ionization isomerism Hydrate isomerism Linkage isomerism Coordination isomerism Coordination position isomerism Geometrical isomerism and optical isomerism Single Correct Choice Type Questions Multiple Correct Choice Type Questions Comprehension Type Questions AssertionReasoning Type Questions Integer Answer Type Questions MatrixMatch Type Questions Answers 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5

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6. Metallurgy
6.1 6.2 6.3 Types of Ores Principal Steps in the Recovery of a Metal from its Ore Concentration or Dressing of Ore Gravity separation or levigation

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Magnetic separation Froth floatation or oil floatation Chemical method of separation: Leaching 6.4 Conversion of Concentrated Ore into its Oxide Calcination Roasting 6.5 Different Reduction Processes Carbon reduction Self reduction Thermite reduction (or Goldschmidt-Thermite process) Metal replacement method (Hydrometallurgy) Electrolytic reduction Thermal decomposition method 6.6 Purification or Refining of metal Thermal refining Electrorefining 6.7 Theromodynamics of Reduction Process 6.8 Alloys and Amalgams Classification of alloys Characteristics of alloys Preparation of alloys Amalgam 6.9 Different Types of Furnaces Used in Metallurgy 6.10 Extraction of Silver Refining of Ag 6.11 Extraction of Gold by Cyanide Process Refining of Au 6.12 Extraction of Tin Refining of Sn 6.13 Extraction of Magnesium Electrolytic reduction Carbon reduction process Other processes 6.14 Extraction of Aluminium Beneficiation of bauxite Electrolytic reduction of pure Al2O3 Electrorefining of aluminium 6.15 Extraction of Lead Carbon reduction Self reduction process Refining of lead 6.16 Extraction of Copper Refining of blister copper 6.17 Extraction of Zinc 6.18 Extraction of Iron Purification of iron or preparation of wrought iron Steel making Single Correct Choice Type Questions Multiple Correct Choice Type Questions Comprehension Type Questions AssertionReasoning Type Questions Integer Answer Type Questions MatrixMatch Type Questions Answers

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7. Qualitative Salt Analysis

Tests for Acid Radicals 7.1 Action of Dilute Acids 227.2 Tests for CO3 /HCO3 and SO3 /HSO3 Radicals Distinction between carbonate and bicarbonate Detection of carbonate and bicarbonate when both are present together Distinction between sulphite and bisulphite 2Some other tests for SO3 ions 27.3 Tests for Sulphide (S ) Radical 7.4 Tests for Thiosulphate (S2O2 3 ) Radical 7.5 Tests for Nitrite (NO2) Radical 7.6 Tests for Acetate, Formate and Oxalate Radicals Specific test for acetate (cacodyl oxide test) Specific test for formate (mercury (II) formate test) Specific tests for oxalate 7.7 Tests for Halide (Cl-, Br-, I-) Radicals Specific test for Cl - (chromyl chloride test) Specific test for Br- and I - (layer test) Other test for Br Other tests for I 7.8 Tests for Nitrate (NO3) Radical 27.9 Tests for Sulphate (SO4 ) Radical 37.10 Tests for Borate (BO3 ) Radical 37.11 Tests for Phosphate (PO4 ) Radical 227.12 Tests for Chromate (CrO4 ) And Dichromate (Cr 2O7 ) Radicals 7.13 Tests for Permanganate (MnO4) and Manganate (MnO42-) Radicals Tests for Basic Radicals 7.14 Dry Tests for Basic Radicals Heating effects on the dry sample Flame test Borax bead test Sodium carbonate bead test 7.15 Wet Tests for Basic Radicals Classification of cations (group analysis) 7.16 Some General Tests for Cations Tests for group V cations Tests for group VI and zero group cations 7.17 Specific Tests for Some Cations Heating Effects Single Correct Choice Type Questions Multiple Correct Choice Type Questions Comprehension Type Questions AssertionReasoning Type Questions Integer Answer Type Questions MatrixMatch Type Questions Answers

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8. Hydrogen and the Hydrides

8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Electronic Structure Position in the Periodic Table Abundance of Hydrogen Preparation of Hydrogen Properties of Molecular Hydrogen

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Isotopes of Hydrogen Ortho and Para Hydrogen Hydrides Ionic or salt-like hydrides Covalent hydrides Metallic (or interstitial) hydrides Intermediate hydrides 8.9 The Hydrogen Ion 8.10 Hydrogen Bonding 8.11 Acids and Bases Arrhenius theory Acids and bases in proton solvents BronstedLowry theory Lewis theory The LuxFlood definition Single Correct Choice Type Questions Multiple Correct Choice Type Questions Comprehension Type Questions AssertionReasoning Type Questions Integer Answer Type Questions MatrixMatch Type Questions Answers

8.6 8.7 8.8

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9. The s-Block Elements and their Compounds

Group 1 The Alkali Metals 9.1 General Properties Electronic structure Size of atoms and ions Density Ionization energy Electronegativity and bond type 9.2 BornHaber Cycle: Energy Changes in the Formation of Ionic Compounds 9.3 Structures of the Metals, Hardness and Cohesive Energy Melting and boiling points 9.4 Flame Colours and Spectra 9.5 Colour of Compounds 9.6 Chemical Properties Reaction with water Reaction with air Reaction with dinitrogen 9.7 Oxides, Hydroxides, Peroxides and Superoxides Reaction with air Normal oxides monoxides Hydroxides Peroxides and superoxides 9.8 Sulphides 9.9 Oxosalts Carbonates, Bicarbonates, Nitrates, Nitrites and Sulphates 9.10 Halides and Polyhalides 9.11 Hydrides 9.12 Solubility and Hydration 9.13 Solutions of Metals in Liquid Ammonia 9.14 Compounds with Carbon 9.15 Complexes, Crowns and Crypts 9.16 Biological Importance 9.17 Differences Between Lithium and the Other Group 1 Elements

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The Chlor-Alkali Industry 9.18 Sodium Hydroxide 9.19 Leblanc Process 9.20 Weldon and Deacon Processes 9.21 Electrolytic Processes Diaphragm cell Mercury cathode cell Quantities 9.22 Sodium Carbonate 9.23 The Solvay (or Ammonia Soda) Process Group 2 The Alkaline Earth Elements 9.24 General Properties Electronic structure Size of atoms and ions Ionization energy Electronegativity Hydration energies Solubility and lattice energy Solutions of the metals in liquid ammonia 9.25 Anomalous Behaviour of Beryllium 9.26 Chemical Properties Reaction with water 9.27 Hydroxides 9.28 Hardness of Water 9.29 Reaction with Acids and Bases 9.30 Oxides and Peroxides 9.31 Sulphates 9.32 Nitrates 9.33 Hydrides 9.34 Halides 9.35 Nitrides 9.36 Carbides 9.37 Complexes 9.38 Biological Role of Mg2+ and Ca2+ 9.39 Differences Between Beryllium and the Other Group 2 Elements Single Correct Choice Type Questions Multiple Correct Choice Type Questions Comprehension Type Questions AssertionReasoning Type Questions Integer Answer Type Questions MatrixMatch Type Questions Answers

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10. The p-Block Elements and their Compounds

The Group 13 Elements 10.1 Oxidation States and Types of Bonds The (+III) oxidation state The (+I) oxidation state the inert pair effect 10.2 General Properties Melting points, boiling points and structures Size of atoms and ions Electropositive character Ionization energy 10.3 Reactions of Boron

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10.6 10.7 10.8

10.9 10.10 10.11


10.13 10.14

Reactions of the Other Elements Reaction with water and air Reaction with acids and alkalis Reaction with dioxygen Reaction with the halogens and sulphate Alums Cement Compounds of Boron and Oxygen Boron sesquioxide and the borates Acidic properties of H3BO3 or B(OH)3 Structures of borates Borax Sodium peroxoborate Isopolyacids of B, Si and P Qualitative analysis of boron compounds Fluoboric acid Borides The Other Group 13 Oxides Amphoteric behaviour aluminates Tetrahydridoborates (Borohydrides) Halides Trihalides Dihalides Monohalides Complexes Differences Between Boron and the Other Elements Boron Hydrides Compounds known Preparation Reactions of the Boranes Hydroboration Reaction with ammonia Some other reactions of boranes Structures of the Boranes Organometallic Compounds

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The Group 14 Elements 10.15 Structure and Allotropy of the Elements 10.16 Differences between Carbon, Silicon and the Remaining Elements Carbon dating 10.17 Physical Properties Covalent radii Ionization energy Melting points Metallic and non-metallic character Four-covalent compounds 10.18 Chemical Reactivity Inert pair effect Standard reduction potentials (volts) 10.19 Graphite Compounds 10.20 Carbides Salt-like carbides Interstitial carbides Covalent carbides 10.21 Oxygen Compounds of Carbon

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10.22 10.23 10.24 10.25 10.26 10.27


10.29 10.30

10.31 10.32 10.33 10.34

10.35 10.36 10.37

Carbon monoxide CO Carbon dioxide CO2 Carbon suboxides Carbonates The Carbon Cycle Sulphides of Carbon Oxides of Silicon Oxides of Germanium, Tin and Lead Silicates Occurrence in the Earths crust Soluble silicates Principles of silicate structures Classification of Silicates Orthosilicates (neso-silicates) Pyrosilicates (soro-silicates, disilicates) Cyclic silicates Chain silicates Sheet silicates (phyllo-silicates) Three-dimensional silicates Glass Organosilicon Compounds and the Silicones Organosilicon compounds Preparation of organosilicon compounds Silicones Hydrides of Silicon Complexes Internal Bonding Using d Orbitals Halides Tetrahalides Catenated halides Dihalides Cluster Compounds Reaction Mechanisms Organic Derivatives

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The Group 15 Elements 10.38 General Properties and Structures of the Elements Nitrogen Phosphorus Bond type Metallic and non-metallic character Reactivity 10.39 Hydrides Ammonia NH3 Phosphine PH3 Arsine AsH3, stibine SbH3 and bismuthine BiH3 Structure of the hydrides Donor properties Hydrazine N2H4 Hydroxylamine NH2OH 10.40 Liquid Ammonia as a Solvent 10.41 Hydrogen Azide and the Azides 10.42 Nitrogen Fixation Cyanamide process HaberBosch process

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Fertilizers Urea Phosphate fertilizers Halides Trihalides Pentahalides Oxides of Nitrogen Nitrous oxide N2O Nitric oxide NO Nitrogen sesquioxide N2O3 Nitrogen dioxide NO2 and dinitrogen tetroxide N2O4 Dinitrogen pentoxide N2O5 Oxoacids of Nitrogen Nitrous acid HNO2 Nitric acid HNO3 Oxides of Phosphorus, Arsenic and Bismuth Trioxides Pentoxides Other oxides Oxoacids of Phosphorus The phosphoric acid series The phosphorous acid series Major Uses of Phosphates

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The Group 16 Elements Chalcogens 10.50 General Properties Electronic structure and oxidation states Acid rain and SO2 Uses of sulphur 10.51 Structure and Allotropy of the Elements Oxygen Ozone Sulphur 10.52 Physical Properties 10.53 Chemical Reactivity Standard reduction potentials (volts) Oxidation states (+II), (+IV) and (+VI) Bond lengths and p d bonding Differences between oxygen and the other elements 10.54 General Properties of Oxides Normal oxides Peroxides Suboxides Basic oxides Amphoteric oxides Acidic oxides Neutral oxides Reactions between oxides 10.55 Oxides of Sulphur Dioxide SO2 Trioxides SO3 Other oxides Detergents 10.56 Oxoacids of Sulphur Sulphurous acid series

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10.59 10.60

Sulphuric acid series Thionic acid series Peroxoacid series Oxohalides Thionyl compounds Sulphuryl compounds Hydrides Water Other hydrides Peroxides and polysulphides Hydrogen peroxide Halides Organo Derivatives

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The Group 17 Elements The Halogens 10.61 Extraction and Uses of the Elements Fluorine Chlorine Bromine Iodine 10.62 General Properties Size of atoms and ions Ionization energy Type of bonds formed and oxidation states Melting and boiling points Bond energy in X2 molecule Oxidizing power 10.63 Reaction with Water 10.64 Reactivity of the Elements 10.65 Hydrogen Halides HX HF HCl HBr and HI 10.66 Halides Ionic halides Molecular (covalent) halides Bridging halides Preparation of anhydrous halides 10.67 Halogen Oxides Oxygen difluoride OF2 Dioxygen difluoride O2F2 Dichlorine monoxide Cl2O Chlorine dioxide ClO2 Chlorine perchlorate Cl ClO4 Dichlorine hexoxide Cl2O6 Dichlorine heptoxide Cl2O7 10.68 Oxoacids Hypohalous acids HOX Halous acids HXO2 Halic acids HXO3 Perhalic acids HXO4 Strength of the oxoacids 10.69 Interhalogen Compounds AX compounds AX3 compounds

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AX5 compounds AX7 compounds 10.70 Polyhalides 10.71 Basic Properties of the Halogens 10.72 Pseudohalogens and Pseudohalides 10.73 Occurrence and Recovery of the Elements 10.74 Uses of the Elements 10.75 Physical Properties 10.76 Special Properties of Helium 10.77 Chemical Properties of the Noble Gases Molecular ions formed under excited conditions Clathrate compounds 10.78 Chemistry of Xenon Xenon fluoride complexes 10.79 Structure and Bonding in Xenon Compounds XeF2 XeF4 XeF6 10.80 Valediction Single Correct Choice Type Questions Multiple Correct Choice Type Questions Comprehension Type Questions AssertionReasoning Type Questions Integer Answer Type Questions MatrixMatch Type Questions Answers

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11. The d-Block Elements and some of their Compounds

11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.8 Variable Oxidation State Stability of the various oxidation states Complexes Size of Atoms and Ions Density Melting and Boiling Points Reactivity of Metals Ionization Energies Colour Polarization Incompletely filled d or f shell Magnetic Properties Catalytic Properties Nonstoichiometry Abundance Chromate and Dichromate Preparation Properties Manganate and Permanganate Preparation Properties Silver and its Compounds Silver nitrate (AgNO3) Zinc Compounds Zinc Oxide (ZnO) Zinc chloride (ZnCl2) Zinc sulphate (ZnSO4)

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Copper Compounds Copper oxide (CuO) Copper chloride (CuCl2) Copper Sulphate (CuSO4) 11.18 Iron Compounds Iron sulphate (FeSO4.7H2O) Iron oxide (FeO) Iron chloride (FeCl2) Single Correct Choice Type Questions Multiple Correct Choice Type Questions Comprehension Type Questions AssertionReasoning Type Questions Integer Answer Type Questions MatrixMatch Type Questions Answers


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Appendix A Appendix B Appendix C Appendix D Appendix E Appendix F Appendix G Appendix H Appendix I Appendix J Appendix K Abundance of the Elements in the Earths Crust Melting Points of the Elements Boiling Points of the Elements Densities of the Solid and Liquid Elements Electronic Structures of the Elements Some Average Single Bond Energies and Some Double and Triple Bond Energies Solubilities of Main Group Compounds in Water Atomic Weights Based on 12 C = 12.000 Values of Some Fundamental Physical Constants Electrical Resistivity of the Elements at the Stated Temperature Hardness of Minerals Mohs Scale

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